Update, standard-setting and management

Embrace the Plant-Based market,
but do it safely

By: KTBA Kenniscentrum

The trend towards more plant-based products is in full swing. After all, the consumer need for meat substitutes with the aim of eating less meat continues to grow. Food producers are of course eager to respond to this, with all possible consequences this might entail. Thankfully, there is Riskplaza.

We often see that the producers of meat (products) also serve a second branch: the plant-based market. Risks that are inextricably linked to this, therefore, quite quickly become apparent. By switching to vegetable raw materials, raw material hazards are introduced that are new to these producers, which they are generally unfamiliar with. A good update of the hazard analysis of raw materials plus proper standard-setting and management of these raw material hazards are, therefore, recommended in order to limit this risk as much as possible. The Riskplaza database is the most professional and appropriate source to identify the correct raw material hazards, because we believe in the highest food safety.

Plant Global Standard
The world of certifications also likes to respond to the trend within plant-based products. BRCGS has therefore released a new standard: Plant-Based Global Standard. This standard focuses specifically on measures to prevent contamination of plant-based products with animal products. The managing of ingredients, suppliers, sufficient separation in the production environment, and the inspection of labelling are the most important points of attention in this. Management is recorded in the PBMS (Plant-Based Management System) as well as other points of interest, such as senior management commitment and documentation.

The standard can be audited independently or in combination with a GFSI-certified scheme. Currently, four companies have obtained this certification; one of these four being a Dutch producer.


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