Control and Traceability

The Quality Control team at Devenish Nutrition follow a thorough sampling schedule which includes testing random samples of our finished products and any raw materials used in production; this allows us to continuously monitor the quality of our incoming materials and outgoing products.

We also follow a schedule for testing the plant and our products for the presence of Salmonella. This is an EU requirement and is carried out for the following reasons:

  • Salmonella is the most common bacterial cause of foodborne illness.
  • Intervention strategies aimed at reducing Salmonella on raw product should be effective against other pathogens.

All results are entered into our QC database and expected/actual results are analysed by our Quality Controller and Technical Manager.

Every raw material is fully traceable throughout the entire process from the time it enters our site, throughout the production process and when it eventually ends up with our customer.

Batch numbers of all raw materials are recorded at every step and each movement is time and date stamped by our process control to give 100% traceability. Every product manufactured has a unique batch number giving full traceability to the end user.

Devenish Nutrition offers a wide range of bag sizes and colours to meet our customers’ requirements. Labels are stuck to every bag with “peel-off” batch numbers and barcodes available upon request.