Quality & food safety

Quality & food safety is KEY at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. 

On this page you can find more information on our Quality and Food Safety Policy as well as our current quality related certificates.

 

OUR QUALITY and FOOD SAFETY POLICY

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant commits to be a reliable, flexible, competent, efficient business partner and believes that being successful in its mission depends on delivering bio-based products, processes and services, that comply with the highest standards for quality and/or food safety in order to assure customer satisfaction.

To obtain this, a Quality and Food Safety Policy was developed and translated into a code of conduct. The responsibility for successful implementation of the quality and food safety principles belongs with every Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant employee at each level and function in the organization.

CLICK here to read our QUALITY and FOOD SAFETY POLICY


OUR CURRENT CERTIFICATES:

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Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant has set-up and continuously documents, implements and maintains a Quality Management System to strive for continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant obtained the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate (certified by Vinçotte) for:

“Upscaling and optimizing processes at pilot scale level to ready-to-use technology for industrialization and for the production of bio-based products and bio-based processes”.

Design & development is applicable for projects with TRL (Technology Readiness Levels, according to the European Commission) > 4.

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the ISO9001 CERTIFICATE.


Belgian food operator
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is registered as “food operator” for the Belgian authorities (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain).

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is FSSC 22000 (version 4.1) certified (including ISO 22000:2005; ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 and additional FSSC 22000 requirements) for following scope:

“Production of bio-based food ingredients and additives, based on fermentation, biocatalysis and/or purification processes, packed in bags, buckets, jerry cans or containers (category K)”.

FSSC 22000 certification is specific for a certain FOOD project/ process and can be acquired upon customer request.
Some background information:

  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant can run FOOD and NON-FOOD processes.
  • In both cases, traceability requirements, cleaning/sanitation procedures and validation of cleaning are followed
  • In case it is a FOOD process, a HACCP-study will be performed and all PRP- & HACCP principles are followed and respected (eg O’PRP/CCP, …) during the process.

Religious certification
Religious (Kosher, Halal) certification can be organized upon customer request.

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the FSSC 22000 CERTIFICATE.


OUR CODE of CONDUCT for VISITORS and CONTRACTORS

We kindly request visitors and contractors to always respect our Code of Conduct.

DOWNLOAD here the Code of Conduct for VISITORS.

DOWNLOAD here the Code of Conduct for CONTRACTORS.

For questions or additional information regarding our Quality & Food Safety Policy, procedures and management, please contact Q@bbeu.org.