From 2012 to September 2020, Buteressence was Riskplaza audit+ certified, in addition to our FSSC 22000 food safety certificate.
Guided by Riskplaza we have conclusively demonstrated that we are in full control of the defined raw material hazards for our flavour portfolio as included in their database. The Riskplaza scheme was developed in the past through a collaboration of the food business with the government (NVWA).
Initially focused on the bakery industry and therefore with a strong emphasis on the raw materials (ingredient groups) used in this important market sector.
We have made the decision to end our certification because we believe that the hazards identified by Riskplaza are less relevant to our specific flavour raw materials portfolio. Flavouring substances are often concentrated and defined substances that potentially have their origin in these ingredient groups but are significantly different in terms of composition and the level of processing.
The withdrawal of our Riskplaza certification obviously does not mean that we no longer carry out risk analyses of the raw materials used in the compounding of our flavourings. The actuality of it is guaranteed and forms an important element of the annual certification audit for our pending FSSC 22000 food safety certificate.
We sincerely thank the Riskplaza organization and the various certification bodies for their guidance and input over the years. It has given us further insights in controlling food safety and it enables us to continue to be a good partner for our customers who themselves are Riskplaza audit + certified.