Unfortunately, food fraud is a growing threat in the food industry. New loopholes appear all the time and food fraud criminals are all too quick to exploit them. The reasons can be many: A failed harvest, increased demand for a specific product, an unsupervised consignment or inferior raw materials are amongst the possibilities.
In order to secure the supply chain against fraud, it is necessary to consider every aspect, including security during transport and storage, country of origin,past issues, economic factors and the nature of the raw material itself. The work to keep a high level of food safety and authenticity never stops.
All food suppliers must seek to continuously identify the potential for food fraud and act to ensure that it does not affect us. Horizon scanning helps us at Lantmännen Unibake monitor matters such as the failure of critical crops which raises prices, or alert us to new tricks the food fraudsters have learnt. In this way we are alerted when the potential for making money by tampering with the raw material supply occurs.
Sustainability from field to fork
Transparency of the supply chain includes the traceability of raw materials. This is a way to ensure that the source is sustainable and being produced with respect for people and the planet. Sustainable cultivation uses the best from different production techniques and aids. Taking into account the local conditions and challenges as well as local solutions.
Another way to keep the level of food safety high is by making sure that all of production facilities are certified at a high standard.
All bakeries in Lantmännen Unibake follow internationally recognized standards for food safety, quality management, environmental management and energy efficiency. All Unibake bakeries are BRC certified.
As a last line of defence we also use x-rays or metal detectors at all bakeries, ensuring a meticulously high level of product quality and food safety.
All of these measures are taken to ensure that we at Lantmännen Unibake keep your trust in our products.