Importance of safety and control of the supply chain in Baby Food production

Importance of safety and control of the supply chain in Baby Food production

A controlled supply chain from start to finish is the key to guaranteeing a safe consumer good.
If in any case, a supervised supply chain is decisive for the safety of the product, in the case of Baby Food, it is absolutely essential.

The supply chain is the tangible reflection for customers to know the company’s philosophy and operation, the most reliable credential.
A supply chain of any company in the food sector reveals the origin of the products, the care in its various stages of transport, the service and attention to customers and, of course, the sustainability of the process. Absolutely everything.
That is why it must be cared for and managed with determination and transparency, ensuring compliance with increasingly demanding safety standards.

And in terms of safety and control of the supply chain, Baby Food is and must be number one because it is aimed at the most sensitive consumers.

How is it possible to guarantee the safety of the supply chain in the production of baby food?

Starting by demanding top quality raw materials at source and impeccable logistics for their correct distribution. It is necessary that the transfer of these raw materials, through the links in the chain, is carried out with all the legal and ethical guarantees of traceability, that is to say, that the company can offer its customers the best raw materials safe from any type of food contamination, for example by mixing ingredients, so that they have the best and safest service.

A supply chain involved in the production of Baby Food is subject to a strict and demanding traceability system that allows the tracking of the products that circulate through it.

The increase in food allergies and intolerances is a fact. According to the World Allergy Organisation, WAO, allergies affect 40% of the world’s population and it is expected that by 2025 the percentage will increase by a further ten points. In Spain, according to data from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition, Aesan, between 4 and 6 percent of children have some kind of food allergy or intolerance.

A safe and controlled supply chain ensures prevention.
Consumers make food choices they can trust because they are avoiding foods that can cause serious immune reactions and even irreversible situations.

Hence the great responsibility to ensure the safety of companies’ supply chains.
In this scenario, Molendum Ingredients, a subsidiary of the Dacsa Group, is a pioneer in guaranteeing a safe supply chain for its food solutions for the production of Baby Food.

Solutions backed by extensive experience in the cultivation, research and development of traditional wheat or rice flours, to which others such as teff, amaranth or quinoa flour have been added. Natural and organic flours; free of allergens;
not genetically modified and produced exclusively through mechanical processes, without any chemical treatment and with a clean label, -without E-.

It is not possible to lose sight of the fact that we are talking about baby food and the controls must be applied in strict compliance with the law, developing the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, HACCP, whose objective is to eliminate or minimise, to acceptable levels, food risks in the supply chain.