Samples for salmonella analysis at Denofa in Fredrikstad, Norway Samples for salmonella analysis at Denofa in Fredrikstad, Norway

Safe Soybean Products - Free of Salmonella

Food Safety

As the food supply chains become increasingly globalized, new threats to food safety are constantly emerging. The need to strengthen food safety systems is becoming more evident. Food safety is a shared responsibility between all the participants in the food supply chain, a responsibility we at Denofa have made one of our core strategy drivers.
Food safety is when the consumer can eat their food without risking severe health hazards. If not treated correctly food and feed may have hazardous ingredients either of biological, chemical or physical origination which may cause diseases and injuries. Tested and documented systems with regards to production, handling, storing and labeling along with a comprehensive microbiological and chemical analytical test program ensures that our product is safe hazard free product. Denofa is certified with regards to the food safety standard FSSC 22000 and the feed safety standard GMP+/ B2. Our products are also certified Halal and Kosher.

Safe Soybean Meal - Free of Salmonella

For many years, the situation in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden and Finland) has been safe with regards to the salmonella risk in feed and food compared to the situation in other European countries. Norwegian salmonella control programs have documented that domestic produced food and feed products are virtually free from salmonella.
Protein ingredients for feed applications, like soybean meal, represent a high potential risk for salmonella. In order to reduce this risk to an absolute minimum, Denofa has given top priority implementation of preventive measures against salmonella for many years:
  • The production site is carefully segregated in unclean/clean zones
  • Strict procedures and rules are established regarding
    • equipment design
    • operating conditions
    • buildings
    • logistics
    • maintenance
    • cleaning
    • training of personell
  • Monitoring and sampling
  • Frequent inspections and audits
  • A comprehensive monitoring and control program (about 4000 salmonella analyses pr year) covering
    • the raw material fed into the process
    • outdoor environment, indicating the potential external salmonella risk in the process
    • indoor environment and process equipment, including clean zones and clean process equipment
    • an extensive sampling and final control of the products to verify that they are free from salmonella

After processing the soybean meal is intermediately stored in quarantine areas. When the product is confirmed to be free from salmonella, it is released for delivery.

All efforts outlined above have resulted in a very good record for non - salmonella status on products made by Denofa.