Since 1896 Nutricia has had the mission to contribute to a good health of infants and of vulnerable groups with a disease or disorder that requires special food.
The Danone Nutricia Research Centre is established in Utrecht where research is conducted and scientific insights are converted into new products.
These products are tested extensively, among other things via sensor research in test panels. These products must at an early stage be suitable for consumption and comply with all requirements in the area of food safety.
Nutricia had the requirement to certify the pilot plant at the Research Centre against the FSSC22000 standard. They decided to hire Précon to realise this.
The certification of a pilot plant is complex because standard processes or recipes are out of the question. Every research consists of a new combination of resources and processes.
Hence, non-standard is the standard in this case. The challenge is to realise a food-safe product and at the same time preserve the possibility of trying new methods by experimenting extensively.
Together with the team in the pilot plant, the Précon consultant developed a practical approach where the food safety is guaranteed and as much flexibility as possible is preserved simultaneously.
The pilot plant of the Danone Nutricia Research Centre was certified successfully according to the FSSC22000 standard.