TASTY AND SAFE FROM 24 ALLERGENS

With our very clean and strictly monitored products Dutch Spices is unique in Europe in what we do. This was achieved by building a brand new production facility in Nijkerk with the motto ‘If you really want to change, you have to disconnect from the past’. This is how Dutch Spices was created. Because if you want to offer tasty, allergen-safe products you have to work according to a strict standard, monitor the entire chain and always be open to improvements. This is why we can guarantee that Dutch Spices’ products comply with the strict VITAL standard and this means no allergens or ingredients that could possibly cause cross-contamination.

Legal allergens Additional (LeDa list)
- Grains that contain gluten - Nuts - Cocoa - Pork
- Crustaceans - Celery - Maize - Coriander
- Eggs - Mustard - Glutamate - Carrot
- Fish - Sesame seed - Legumes
- Peanuts - Sulphite - Lactose
- Soy - Lupin - Beef
- Milk (including lactose) - Molluscs - Chicken

Quality comes first

Within the EU, only the highest level of action applies which is Action Level 1. Dutch Spices observes this level, and even goes a step further. In addition to the fourteen legal allergens, the absence of cocoa, glutamate, lactose, chicken, coriander, maize, legumes, beef, pork and carrots are also managed (these are the additional allergens included on the LeDa list).

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allergens policy

With the exception of sulphite, threshold values do not apply to the labelling of the aforementioned fourteen allergens that is required by law. When estimating the risk of cross-contamination, the use of threshold values is recommended. The VITAL system (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling), which originates from Australia and New Zealand, was developed to support manufacturers who were uncertain whether or not they have to label allergens caused by cross-contamination. VITAL offers a systematic, risk-based approach that supports a decision being taken about this issue. The VITAL system is based on threshold values for 11 allergens and depends on portion size.

Within the EU, only the highest level of action applies which is Action Level 1. Dutch Spices observes this level, and even goes a step further. In addition to the fourteen legal allergens, the absence of cacao, glutamate, lactose, chicken, coriander, maize, legumes, beef, pork and carrots are also managed (these are the additional allergens included on the LeDa list).

QUALITY

is key in setting the conditions. Find out how we implement this in our production Learn everything about our allergen management.