Food Safety

Protecting your brand through enhanced food safety standards

Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

We are continuously investing in research, new processes and technologies, and in our people, because food safety is part of our culture, and safe, secure supply is our promise.

Nick Andrews, Head of Food Safety & Quality

As the leading ready-to-eat ingredients supplier in Europe, our relationships are built on trust. We earn this trust through our absolute commitment to producing the safest possible ingredients. Naturally, we are fully compliant with food safety legislation and globally recognised food safety standards including BRC and HACCP. We also comply with other industry and customer codes of practice, as specified by our clients.

As well as working to the stringent EU food safety regulations, we are approved to export products to markets in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Canada. But to become leaders in our industry, we wanted to go further. To do that, we created FOOD PLUS+. This enhanced approach to food safety is evident at every step of our product journey.

Food Plus+

Our enhanced food safety & quality system

To protect you, your brands and your consumers, we apply our own proprietary safety system to the production of all our food ingredients. It’s a forensic approach that we call FOOD PLUS+. It utilises cutting-edge scientific methods to guarantee the integrity of all the finished product that leaves our premises. We do more, so that you, our customers, can be assured of the products that are entering all of your facilities and your outlets.

Facilities & People

Proactive risk reduction

All our products are ready-to-eat as soon as they leave our production lines. Our state-of-the-art production facilities are designed to give you the product “right first time”. To make this happen, we have committed significant investment in our premises, equipment, technology and our people, with food safety at the core. Our application of biosecurity puts the ready-to-eat production areas and staff inside successive hygienic zones that cover people, product, ingredients, consumables, equipment and parts.

Micro-Surveillance

Keeping a close eye on things

We constantly verify the safety and integrity of our products through comprehensive microbiological- and species-surveillance (DNA) systems, using techniques developed in conjunction with our external panel of food safety experts. We also maintain surveillance of what is happening beyond our doors in the world of food safety, animal health, and academic and industrial research, sharing what we learn with our own teams and with our customers.

From Farm to Fork

Our safe source and supply chain

We like to say that great ingredients make great food. That’s why we insist on robust traceability, segregation, product control, provenance and animal welfare from our suppliers. For our protein inputs, we only work with approved suppliers from selected countries of origin, and we customise our supply chains as required to meet the stringent needs of our customers.

Our experienced technical audit and procurement teams are continually auditing our supply base to ensure that they are honouring our commitments to food safety. The objective is a trace-assured, resilient and cost-effective supply chain to match our customers’ expectations.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution.

William A. Foster

Our enhanced food safety system, FOOD PLUS+, is centered around Dawn Farms’ commitment to treating our customers’ brands as our own.

Research & Advancements

Committed to continuous improvement and investment

Our reputation as a trusted global supplier of meat ingredients has been earned over a long period of reliable execution. But we can and must continue to innovate and improve. Our experienced food safety and quality assurance team work closely with industry experts to ensure that we are always at the cutting edge of food safety.

Our scientists and practitioners exchange knowledge and expertise through our research partnership with the Centre for Food Safety, University College Dublin (UCD), where our panel of experts sit and provide access to a global network of resources. We are continuously investing in research, new processes and technologies, and in our people, because food safety is part of our culture.

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