How we safeguard quality — from cultivation to production

At the very beginning we at Bayn Solutions used just steviol glycosides for sugar reduction. Then we developed our product line Eureba, that builds on sweetened fibres. The ingredients in Eureba are cultivated or produced on different continents, and then transported one by one to our production network in Europe. It takes an exceptional quality management for everything to come together, nothing can be left to chance. Curious yet? Read on to find out how we do this.

13 September 2019 •

Words like qual­i­ty and safe­ty is sweet music to every­one in the food and bev­er­age indus­try. But how do you authen­ti­cate this?

The inter­na­tion­al stan­dard for man­age­ment sys­tems, ISO 9001, is such an authen­ti­ca­tion. It was the proof that our long and method­i­cal work in devel­op­ing a man­age­ment sys­tem which con­stant­ly improves and adjusts our busi­ness to meet the needs of our cus­tomers, was worth its salt. For us it also marks the tran­si­tion from a young entre­pre­neur­ial com­pa­ny to a mature com­pa­ny that cus­tomers can trust.

We keep an eye on what we do not do, too

It may make sense to point out what we do not do: We do not grow our ingre­di­ents our­selves. And we don’t make con­sumer prod­ucts with our sweet­ened fibres. But, we safe­guard the high qual­i­ty of our raw mate­r­i­al and that our cus­tomers, the food pro­duc­ers, can man­u­fac­ture a qual­i­ty end product.

So why do we do this?

We buy ingre­di­ents from dif­fer­ent coun­tries and trans­port them to our pro­duc­tion sites in Europe where we make Eureba — our prod­uct range of sweet­ened fibres. To ensure the high­est pos­si­ble qual­i­ty in the end prod­uct, the ingre­di­ents and the man­u­fac­tur­ing must be of the high­est qual­i­ty too. This is why we put an immense effort into find­ing the very best ingre­di­ents and why we safe­guard qual­i­ty through­out the man­u­fac­tur­ing process. We do every­thing and more, to ensure that our prod­uct meets your demands.

Proudly nitpicking

Our ingre­di­ents come from China, the US, The Netherlands, and some oth­er coun­tries. When ingre­di­ents come from sev­er­al places in the world, both avail­abil­i­ty and qual­i­ty can vary. But the qual­i­ty of our sweet­ened fibres is high, con­sis­tent and deliv­ered on time.

To man­age this we must be extreme­ly thor­ough — verg­ing on nitpicky.

It’s not suf­fi­cient to be in con­trol of the man­u­fac­tur­ing step alone. The pre­vi­ous steps must be just as good. And it is fol­lowed by even fur­ther steps before the sweet­ened fibres can replace sug­ar in con­sumer products.

We mon­i­tor all these steps. This is the process that our ISO 9001 man­age­ment sys­tem helps us to con­tin­u­ous­ly improve.

Continuously seeking new and better ingredients

We could, of course, set­tle for what we have now. But we don’t. What is good can always become better.

We con­tin­u­ous­ly seek ingre­di­ents of the high­est qual­i­ty from our sup­pli­ers. And we keep our eyes and ears open for new ingre­di­ents from nat­ur­al sources that might be inter­est­ing to use in our prod­uct range — and which in the end will be a per­fect fit for you who want to replace sug­ar in your products.

We will nev­er rest as regards devel­op­ment and improvement.

Climate conscious transports

All roads lead to Rome, they say. In our case they lead to Bulgaria. This is where we man­u­fac­ture our sweet­ened fibres.

Of course, we keep an eye on our car­bon foot­print when we select trans­port options from ingre­di­ent sup­pli­er to man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner. One ener­gy con­scious way is to ensure that ful­ly loaded ships are used for the trans­port. That’s why the major­i­ty of our ingre­di­ents are trans­port­ed by sea. (However, it does hap­pen, when there’s a rush order, that we use air freight.)

To cre­ate effi­cient and cli­mate con­scious deliv­er­ies to the Nordic coun­tries we are also plan­ning to place parts of the man­u­fac­tur­ing at a Danish facility.

Code of conduct

It goes with­out say­ing that we wish it was a nat­ur­al fact that chil­dren go to school, and not work. However the world is not always like that. So we put our foot down and do not per­mit child labour. This is one of sev­er­al demands in Bayn’s Code of Conduct.

Fair work­ing con­di­tions and a good work­ing envi­ron­ment are oth­er demands we place on our subcontractors.

No genetically modified ingredients

We are, as we said, nit­picky. Our prod­ucts live up to inter­na­tion­al stan­dards and all rel­e­vant reg­u­la­tions. But we don’t stop at that.

We do not use any genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied ingre­di­ents in our prod­ucts. We select sup­pli­ers who show a great envi­ron­men­tal con­sid­er­a­tion when they grow, har­vest and pre­pare our ingre­di­ents. We don’t com­pro­mise on food safe­ty and hygiene. The same goes for our sup­pli­ers’ pro­duc­tion capacity.

Organic?

Organic would be the log­i­cal thing, right? Yes, but unfor­tu­nate­ly the reg­u­la­tions of the EU throw a span­ner in the works.

There are no obsta­cles to grow­ing and using organ­ic ste­via. But the EU reg­u­la­tions do not allow ste­vi­ol gly­co­sides to be marked as organic.

It’s unfor­tu­nate. We work with ingre­di­ents from nat­ur­al sources and that means, of course, that we are open and inter­est­ed in organ­ic ingre­di­ents. If the rules of the EU will change, we will imme­di­ate­ly look clos­er at offer­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty to pro­vide sweet­ened fibres with ste­vi­ol gly­co­sides from organ­i­cal­ly grown ste­via plants.

Would you like to know more?

We would love to talk to you and tell you more about how we work with qual­i­ty and safe­ty. Send us an e‑mail, or give us a call.

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