Quality and Food Safety
QUALITY, HYGIENE AND FOOD SAFETY
QUALITY ASSURANCE BEGINS WITH THE FRUIT
We produce healthy and safe food. Which is why, for us, quality begins with the intake of raw materials. In order to ensure the quality of the fruit, we set the highest standards to our supply chain and carry out strict controls. This is regularly confirmed by independent certifying bodies. Our customers can rely on healthy and safe food.
Constant product analyses
Outstanding safety standards
Integrated and organic cultivation
Control and responsibility
We control every step from the receipt of raw materials up to the final product. Our quality management takes care of the quick and complete monitoring of the quality and hygiene criteria. There are additional controls by independent international organisations. VOG Products is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and BRC Global Standard as well as FSSC 22000. Furthermore, the quality assurance complies with the SGF/ IRMA control system and ensures the production of organic products and Bioland products by AbCERT.
Raw materials of superior quality and traceability, impeccable finishing processes, constant investment in research and development. That is how we face the future - with healthy and natural products that are completely safe."
Quality and environmental management
VOG Products is certified according to the quality management standard ISO 9001:2015 and the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015 with HACCP studies for the various production areas. Our certificates also include BRC, FSSC 22000, KOSHER for the production of food for Jewish markets, HALAL for the production of food for Muslim markets and Bioland, Naturland, BioSuisse and Demeter for the processing of organically produced food. We are also Farm Sustainable Agriculture (FSA) certified, for the sustainable cultivation of raw materials.
Four out of five of the organic apples processed by VOG Products come from the cultivation of around 600 Bioland farmers in South Tyrol.
Picture: ©Südtiroler Apfelkonsortium
The Kissabel® apple (variety R201) is known around the world for its fruit pulp, which can vary from pink to red. The juice is just as attractive as the apple, mainly because its unique taste and a characteristic red colour ranging from violet to ruby red.
South Tyrol has been the largest organic apple supplier in Europe for many years. That is why the quantities delivered to the fruit processor VOG Products have more than tripled in three years.
EcoVadis rewarded the sustainability efforts of VOG Products with a silver medal.
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Puree is an increasingly important product at VOG Products.
Daniel Franco and the balancing act between machine and man.
Ervis Naci from Albania has made the step from worker to head of department.
Each year, VOG Products processes around 350,000 tonnes of apples into juice, puree and concentrate. Water is indispensable in the production process: it serves as cooling and transport water. The company not only uses it carefully, but also several times over.
Jessica Pfeifer solves many seemingly unsolvable problems in the Sales Back Office.
Its carbohydrates enter the blood quickly and are healthy for body and brain. Apple juice not only quenches thirst, but is also a source of health.
Alex Pernstich learned from the bottom up how to masterfully produce apple juice.