Have you always wanted to know where your pork chop or steak comes from? On this page, we give a glimpse behind the scenes of our slaughtering and processing companies in the Netherlands. It shows in words and images how, starting from breeding animals, good food is produced at Vion in a succession of controlled steps. We also show and explain everything we do to guarantee the hygienic conditions of this process to provide high-quality meat to consumers.
How we produce
Production is the “beating heart” of all Vion slaughtering and processing companies. Our highly trained employees work together with government veterinarians, inspectors and livestock farmers to comply with production and hygiene regulations, day in day out.
How we ensure quality
Every day, approximately 100 million consumers on the globe have a meal with ‘Vion inside’. It is our first and foremost duty to make sure that the food is safe and wholesome. This is only possible by continuous investment in modern facilities and intensive quality management. Our entire supply chain and production is focused on providing the highest quality standards.
How we are inspected
Our work is continuously monitored by the responsible veterinary inspectorates. In the Netherlands, this is the Netherlands Food and Consumer Safety Authority (NVWA). At least two supervising veterinarians are present during production in our abattoirs. Moreover, independent, accredited certification agencies conduct inspections, and our customers often also send their own inspectors.