Quality approach

 

A supply chain organisation, from farm to fork. To the rolling out of an Integrated Quality Management System

In order to capitalise on our supply chain organisation and deal more effectively with the many challenges of agricultural production and food processing, we decided to structure a Quality Management System across all business activities and subsidiaries. Now we are implementing a Group Quality Policy, to be rolled out to each of our activities with its own specific characteristics in each upstream and downstream supply chain. Therefore, the various direct challenges faced by our activities (brand reinforcement, food safety, risk management etc.) to be handled in a concerted manner, in accordance with a single Group strategy.

We have already established a reference document, a real Guide to Best Practice, covering the poultry (chickens, fattened ducks) supply chain, meat supply and processing, distribution through general public sales point networks.

This reference document sets out current best practice across all supply chains in terms of:

 

The Maïsadour Cooperative Group relies on its extensive experience in management system certification as well as production organisation and product certification.

Today, our approach is spread across 4 themes, described below using examples of some of the certificates that currently apply to the Group (non-exhaustive list).

Systems:

These management systems ensure that company organisation follows all the necessary processes, procedures and methods.

  

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a quality management standard and defines the requirements needed to implement processes that aim for customer satisfaction.

 

  

NF V01-005 Agriconfiance®

The signature of French agricultural and food processing cooperative brands. The cooperative guarantees that the local area is respected, that economic activity is sustainable and that the products' quality is certified.

With the involvement of all the stakeholders in the production chain, from cooperative farmers to processing and/or marketing companies, Agri Confiance® fully meets the food traceability, transparency and safety requirements that each of us expects.

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ISO 50001

To measure and provide resources to manage and optimise our use of natural resources and non-renewable energy with ISO 50001 certification.

In the present environment, energy is a key consideration. The implementation of energy management procedures allows our Group to continue to improve our energy efficiency and to sustainably manage and even reduce our energy consumption.

 

Products:

The certifications deal with standards that are based on distinctions in the following areas:

Commonly known as Quality and Origin labelling (SIQO).

  

Label Rouge

A unique and official sign of guaranteed high-quality taste.

The Label Rouge certifies that a product has a range of specific characteristics proving it has a higher level of quality than a similar available product.

 

  

IGP

The "Indication Géographique Protégée" (Protected Geographical Indication) refers to agricultural products or food stuffs whose characteristics are linked to the geographical zone in which they are produced, processed or made.

The standard which defines the requirements needed to guarantee that a product is fit for human or animal consumption:

  

I.F.S

The IFS (International Food Standard) is a food safety standard that includes a standardised assessment system used to select and qualify suppliers. This means that distributors and wholesalers can be guaranteed that products they put on the market are safe and conform to the regulations.

 

Production conditions:

Agricultural practices: criteria that define the methods to implement within upstream agricultural activities in order to meet specified requirements

  

Agriculture Biologique

A production method which is an extension of traditional agriculture. It aims to manage production by promoting the agro-system, biodiversity, organic soil activity and organic cycles. The use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides as well as genetically-modified organisms is therefore banned.

 

  

Global Gap

A set of requirements imposed worldwide on agricultural and horticultural companies for food safety, sustainability and quality The standard sets out requirements for agricultural practices.