Our passion for quality controll


We strive to improve our products and processes every day, using genuine partnerships as our starting point. And always with our consumers, customers and suppliers in mind. Our quality management activities, aimed at ensuring the quality of our products, cover the entire chain from agriculture to the end product. This makes it possible to guarantee quality of the highest standard.

Quality Management Systems


QS (Quality and Safety) denotes a complete, integrated traceability system for meat and meat products in Germany. Starting with the farmer, and ending with the final consumer, information can be provided on each animal and how it was processed. Each partner in the system is registered and identifiable via an ID number.



IKB (Integrale Ketenbeheersing – Integrated Chain Control) is the Dutch equivalent of Germany‘s QS in agricultural production, and is compatible with it. IKB strictly regulates the field of feed-farm-processing assurance. For further information, please visit http://www.ikbvarkens.nl/.


(Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) All VION Food Group production facilities are controlled by strict selfinspection systems according to HACCP principles and the recommendations of the Codex Alimentarius. For further information, please visit http://www.codexalimentarius.net/.


ISO 9001 (International Organisation for Standardization)

VION has implemented DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 as its working standard, thereby meeting its own high demands for quality. All ISO-relevant activities and procedures are described in processes. The system thus provides a general basis for customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of the production process and our products. For further information, please visit http://www.iso.org/.


BRC-Standard (British Retail Consortium)

The British Retail Consortium Standard is highly regarded internationally and has now developed into a model standard for the food industry. VION‘s conformity to BRC enables it to supply British retailers and also facilitates its access to Commonwealth and Asian markets. For further information, please visit http://www.brc.org.uk/.


Quality Management Systems IFS-Standard (International Food Standard)

With the IFS standard, VION offers a uniform, Europe-wide standard based on a reliable testing system. The standard originated from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), launched in 2000 to improve food safety through CIES – The Global Food Business Forum. For further information, please visit http://www.food-care.info/



Through the internationally recognized ECO-BIO-SKAL system, VION offers organic meat based on a traceability system already proven in the agricultural sector. VION is now one of the leading companies in this field in North-West Europe. For further information, please visit http://www.skal.com/


EU-BIO Regulation

The EU BIO Regulation (EU Regulation 1804/99) governs assurance of origin at the tracking and tracing stage in the production of ecological foodstuffs.


Further certifications

In addition to its existing quality management systems, VION also holds licenses for:

• Canada, Korea, Russia and Singapore

• Japan

• Switzerland

• USA: USDA-FSIS Approval



VION meets all the specific national requirements of these countries.


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