Food Safety

Consumers expect food to be safe and are increasingly taking an interest in how their food is produced. nabim members take food safety very seriously, not least because consumers trust millers to produce consistently safe, wholesome products. How do flour millers do this in practice? Below are just a few examples of the procedures millers follow to ensure food safety:

  • Purchase wheat only from crop assured sources. Assured wheat is grown by farmers who have adopted best practice in growing their wheat, keep records of how the crop is grown and have these practices independently audited by a third party.
  • Ensure that any wheat delivered has been stored and transported in accordance with industry codes of practice.
  • Check every delivery of wheat for any food safety hazards and reject wheat which is not fit for purpose.
  • Apply HACCP (hazard analysis, critical control points) systems through the milling process.
  • Company and industry monitoring of residues of pesticides and other possible agricultural contaminants.
  • Company and industry monitoring of microbiological risks.

Millers take great care to ensure that the flour they produce meets all legislative and food safety requirements. Flour is a nutritious and wholesome ingredient and forms the basis of everyday food products such as bread, biscuits, buns, cakes, pies and pizzas.