Among petfood and animal feed producers steadily increases the demand for insect-based raw materials. That’s why it is extremely important, the companies follow standards regarding product quality and reliability. The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) expects the amount of 1 billion euros that has already been invested to triple within the next 2 years.
Ÿnsect is the world leader in natural insect protein. The French company farms and manufactures its own mealworm protein and has committed itself to even higher standards than the ones appliing. Ÿnsect operates three farms in Europe which are provided with the latest technology.
In Europe, there apply strict rules for the food and feed industry. The “Food and feed law ensures food safety and belongs to the strictest in the world and will be enforced by national authorities. The mealworm industry must follow this rule too.
Therefore, Ÿnsect has developed detailled rules and practices throughout its farming and production systems to offer its customers the highest product quality. The company has voluntarily fulfilled the requirements to obtain more certifications like ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000 to guarantee product safety.
“At Ÿnsect, we fall under the same strict regime as any other operator of the animal pet food industry, but we also carry out controls that are specific to our industry, according to hazards and risks that are specific to the rearing of insects and production of insect-based end-products,” explains Noémie Beaudoin, Quality control expert at Ÿnsect.
The company is permanently overhauling its methods trying to improve their processes and self-controls in a permanently developing industry.
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