Wagenborg Reining is a full-service logistics service provider. We are always looking for the best solutions to logistics issues, geared to the individual client’s situation. Our three business units Transport, Warehousing and Forwarding make it possible for us to offer integrated solutions for packaged goods logistics. As a modern company we attach great importance to corporate social responsibility. In our warehouse, for example, we focus sharply on the optimum separation of waste flows. To extend our transport and warehouse services to food clients, Wagenborg Reining implemented the HACCP system.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety that identifies hazards that can cause the finished product to be unsafe. The installed system designs measurements for identified risks to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP is referred to as the prevention of hazards. Nevertheless routines must also be installed for finished product inspection. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution and storage.
The whole HACCP system includes 7 principles that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Except for the juice, meat and seafood industry, the use of HACCP is currently voluntary in other food industries.
For the HACCP system of Wagenborg Reining it is crucial to have
the relevant product information, especially when it concerns a new food client or a new product. This information is needed to identify all the risks for food safety during transport and/or storage by our company. In some cases it is necessary to use “safety zones” to prevent contamination risks. Without this key information, the safe handling of food products cannot be identified carefully.
All relevant product information is put into a modern Warehouse Management System. Together with defining specific storage zones and locations of the warehouses into this WMS, it is guaranteed that products are stored according to the HACCP-standard.
Wagenborg Reining achieved the HACCP certification in December 2011. Regular reviews of the accuracy of the HACCP system by external experts ensure that the HACCP plan and procedures are still working adequately.