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The company started processing surplus foodstuffs from the food industry to make semi-finished products for the manufacture of animal feeds in 1989. At first mainly dough-based products were recycled. Once this was found to have very positive results, the range of products used was quickly expanded to include biscuits and sweets and so on. New surplus products to be processed into animal feeds are still being added today.

In terms of nutritional value, food safety and environmental aspects, the processing of food surpluses is completely safe. The processes are continuously monitored by the quality assurance system in place. This system is based on the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) code formulated by the Dutch regulatory organisation, the Product Board Animal Feed. The code is derived from the NEN-EN-ISO 9002 norm. The system can be made to fit within the HACCP standard you use. Nijsen/Granico has been in possession of a GMP certificate for both its Food and Feed divisions since 1 February 2001. Nijsen/Granico Food also guarantees that your food surpluses are safely processed into animal feeds. So your GMP-certified surpluses are safely disposed of and processed, and certainly add value to animal feeds.

Hygiene plays a very prominent role in the transport, storage and processing of surpluses. Checks for any microbiological contamination are carried out regularly. This is why, for example, our pallet boxes are thoroughly washed after each use.

It is also from a hygiene point of view that we ensure that products are processed as quickly as possible, on a First-in-First-Out basis. Products which are highly perishable are given priority.