Sustainability to us means constantly improving services and products. This ensures that our customers are completely satisfied and that our business enjoys sustainable success.
The food industry places high demands on the products from its suppliers: They should be of high quality, safe and innovative and deliver taste experiences. New customers are regularly adding a wide range of requirements. We are meeting these demands with our expertise and reliability. It is through constant exchanges with our customers that we identify their expectations. Added to that, surveys and quality indicators provide important information that enables us to continuously align ourselves with growing customer expectations.
We meet these expectations reliably and with expertise
The food products we produce require ingredients with defined properties and quality attributes. This may be the precisely defined solubility of a milk powder or the precisely defined melting point of milk fats. The production of such specific ingredients is technically demanding.
Uelzena is a specialist in tailor-made food and thus well prepared to meet these demands. We are able to adjust our production processes precisely to the individual demands of our customers and produce individual ingredients and food products precisely to specification.
More than just a supplier
We are able to easily implement even complex product requirements with specific individual quality parameters for our customers. And this is why renowned and long-term customers often call us a co-producer instead of simply a supplier. For us this is a vote of confidence and proof that our sustainable and successful corporate policy is held in high esteem.
HIGH QUALITY AND CONTROLLED: OUR RAW MATERIALS
Milk raw materials from Germany and the EU
We source the largest part of the processed raw milk from member dairies and member dairy farms in Lower Saxony, Sachsen-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein. Uelzena produces its milk-based ingredients and products exclusively from dairy raw materials from Germany or the European Union. Moreover, only VLOG-certified milk is used for cheese production at the Bismark site.
All raw materials and primary packaging materials are only purchased from previously qualified suppliers. A supplier qualification includes a manufacturer's self-disclosure, the submission of various confirmations of compliance with relevant regulations and, if necessary, an audit. Regular supplier evaluations under consideration of the results from incoming goods inspections and adherence to delivery dates and service are an integral part of the procurement process. In addition to supplier approval, every raw material and every primary packaging material must also be approved. In general, raw materials and primary packaging materials are procured exclusively based on agreed specifications. This process guarantees compliance with the quality requirements of the Uelzena Group.
No irradiation of our products
None of the products manufactured and sold by the Uelzena Group and none of the raw materials used are treated with ionizing radiation. Within the scope of the approval process, the raw materials we use are verified for compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1169/2011. Respective labelling is therefore not required.
No genetic engineering
The Uelzena Group does not use any genetically modified raw materials in the production of our products. We use only raw materials for which corresponding supplier declarations under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed and Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 on the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms are available.
No nanotechnology in the production
We do not make use of nanotechnology in our production processes and we also exclude the use of nanotechnology in the raw materials we procure. The Uelzena Group does not have to label its products according to Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.
Quality assurance at all levels
Specifications are agreed with the suppliers for all raw materials used, primary packaging materials, packaging aids and consumer goods. The specifications are frequently reviewed, released and filed so that all relevant departments can access them easily.
Declarations of non-objection according to Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 on food contact materials and Regulation (EC) No 10/2001 (on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food) are available for primary packaging materials, packaging aids and food contact materials.
Updated recipes and specifications are available for all products produced by Uelzena. They will be adjusted in the case of modifications and reviewed and updated at frequent intervals.