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15 November 2016 - Sonneveld achieves unannounced AIB certificate again! (Corporate News)

On the 3rd and 4th of November 2016, we were audited unannounced by the American Institute of Baking (AIB). The AIB food safety and hygiëne standard is considered as one of the strictest standards in the world and is recognized worldwide. This time we have succeeded again! We scored 855 points on a scale of 1000 points.

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American Institute of Baking (AIB) standard
The AIB-standard is based on GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). The standard aims to ensure food safety in the chain by evaluating food safety risks and continuous improvements. This standard also provides technical support and training. Through inspections, audits, meetings and training a higher level of food safety is achieved. The difference with the current food safety standards, such as FSSC, BRC and IFS is that the AIB has a larger focus on the workplace. They have priorities in the field of pest control, cleaning, maintenance, order, hygiene and cleanliness. Then the documented quality system is tested with specific requirements from AIB perspective like Food Defense, Chemical Control Program, Self-inspection program, Allergen Control Program, Preventive Maintenance, Supplier management program and of course the HACCP program. Sonneveld takes part since 2007 in the ‘Food Safety Audit’ system of AIB.

Deliberately unannounced audit
Sonneveld deliberately opts for the unannounced audit, because we believe in openness and transparency. At any time of day visitors, regulators and auditors should be able to visit the location.

About Sonneveld
Sonneveld Group BV, founded in 1956, is a supplier of an extensive range of bread improvers, bread and pastry mixes and release agents. These products are supplied to both craft and industrial bakeries. An important part of the sales come from exports to countries in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia. Sonneveld is market leader in the Netherlands and one of the key players in the Benelux. Sonneveld is part of Orkla Food Ingredients, a leading European player in bakery mixes, such as confectionery, food and margarines.




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