Consumers must be able to count on healthy, safe and sustainable meat products. This requires:

  • hygienic and fully food-safe production processes
  • transparency: we always want to know exactly where the meat comes from and communicate openly about each part of the supply chain
  • continuously work on developing healthier products (less fat, less salt, fewer allergens, fewer E-numbers)
  • sustainable business in all areas

Quality is, therefore, a comprehensive concept in the meat processing industry. Meat Friends is committed to improving the quality of its products continuously and ensuring optimal protection. Our QA (Quality Assurance) department focuses on this daily, along with everyone else at our company.

Supply chain management

The meat industry supply chain involves many partners, such as farmers, livestock producers, transport firms, veterinarians, slaughterhouses and meat processing companies. Meat Friends is convinced that you can only deliver quality if you know, monitor and manage each step in the chain. Cooperation between the various supply chain partners is very important. We put a great deal of effort into this and, as chain director, ensure the processes involved are carried out by each link in the chain.

Food safety

Meat products are perishable products. Our processes, systems and processes are, therefore, fully adapted to optimising hygiene and food safety and constantly being monitored. Naturally, Meat Friends is certified at the highest level - just like all Van Loon Group companies.

Audits

Each year, we carry out a wide range of internal audits (including Hygiene, Order and Neatness/HON) and undergo many external audits. We also carry out thousands microbiological analyses each year, including raw materials, end products and process water.

Transparency

Meat Friends strives to make each step in the chain fully transparent. This makes the whole process (‘from farmer to plate’) clear to us, but also to our clients and ultimately the consumer. We always know exactly what the source of meat is. That offers a feeling of security.

Certification

Our locations have various certifications. Our locations in Roosendaal and Best are both SKAL, IKB and Beter Leven Kenmerk certified. In addition, our branch in Best has IFS higher level certification and our Roosendaal branch has BRC (A-level) certification.