Our measures in cultivation and the context of auditing fruit and vegetable suppliers go far beyond the conventional certifications by the organic control bodies. As a registered importer of ecological products, we offer our customers added value and see ourselves as a service provider for the trade due to the following services:
Isabel Jung, Head of quality management
Food safety and ensuring organic integrity across the entire supply chain are our maxim.
As part of the supplier audits we regularly carry out, the harvesting processes are checked and on-site leaf and soil samples are taken. In addition, the on-site packing structures and the documentation of the suppliers are also audited. We know the hotspots very well. That is why we know where we need to take the crucial quality samples.
We work very closely with the laboratory Dr. Lippert. Our own agricultural engineers work on his behalf in the main growing areas of Spain and Italy, taking pre-harvest samples or samples from current delivery batches directly on-site on our behalf and sending them to the laboratory in Germany for analysis. This enables us to monitor the framework conditions for optimal product quality on the farms.
The EU organic seal is the minimum requirement for our products.
Demeter e.V. is the oldest organic association in Germany. Demeter farmers have been cultivating their fields biodynamically since 1924. Due to the lively circular economy, Demeter agriculture is considered the most sustainable form of land management and goes far beyond the requirements of the EU organic regulation. The biodynamic way of farming goes back to the impulses of Rudolf Steiner, who also initiated Waldorf education and anthroposophical healing methods at the beginning of the 20th century (source: Demeter).
The main advantages are: