Manufacturing

Valio’s in-house control is certified by external auditors. Valio production is steered by an ISO 9001 certified quality system.

Manufacturing

In-house control

Valio production plants and warehouses operate an in-house control system drawn up in accordance with HACCP principles.

The system covers the entire production process from the reception of raw materials and packing materials, to the supervision of finished products, facilities and process equipment, and product transportation.

Feedback is part of control

Product quality is tracked throughout the product’s market lifecycle via consumer and customer feedback.

All instances of contact are recorded. Feedback enables us to act swiftly if required, and any faults are communicated openly.

Certified systems

Valio’s in-house control is certified by external auditors. Valio production is steered by an ISO 9001 certified quality system.

The food safety system is maintained in accordance with the ISO 22000 standard and technical specification ISO/TS 22002-1 related thereto, and developed to meet the requirements of the FSSC 22000 standard.

The Lapinlahti cheese and ingredients plants and Joensuu cheese plant are certified in accordance with the ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22001-1 standards. The Seinäjoki and Haapavesi plants run FSSC 22000 certified food safety management systems. In 2017, the certifications will be extended to other plants.

The Lapinlahti and Seinäjoki regional T169 test laboratories are FINAS accredited (SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025), as is the Helsinki R&D chemistry and microbiology T022 test laboratory (SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025).

Precise residue control

Milk cleanness and product purity are verified beyond the statutory requirements through residue control.

The content of e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins, mould toxins and other harmful substances as well as radioactivity are determined annually in raw milk and products.

All residual values were below the measurement limits in 2016 and also well below the statutory requirements and safety limits.