All products that enter the premises of P. de Vrij Moerkapelle are of natural and/or agricultural origin and they originate from all over the world. Therefor these products can be a risk for quality and food safety.

As your supply chain partner, food safety of human and animal consumption products has a high priority within our company. We maintain a variety of certification standards which cover the defined risks in the risk analysis and forms the basis of our risk management system.

Next to that we are certified according to the European, the American and the Swiss organic standards.

Furthermore we are AEO (Authorized Economic Operator). This simplifies and speeds up customs affairs.

And finally we have a permit to store and process in-transit goods.

An overview and explanation of the certificates we have can be found below, as well as the option to download our certificates.


For answering questions about and giving quotes or advice for storing, processing, packing and/or transporting your goods we are happy to be of service. Please feel free to contact us.

Telephone: +31 (0) 79 – 593 1432
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Food safety:

FSSC 22000 is a worldwide acknowledged standard for the food industry. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved the FSSC 22000 in 2009. By doing so it equals to standards such as BRC Food version 6 and IFS version 6. GFSI is a worldwide initiative that was founded in 2000 by leading retailers and food companies (Tesco, Wal-Mart, Metro, Carrefour, Migros, Royal Ahold, Loblaw and Delhaize) with the aim of harmonizing food safety certification schemes.

FSSC 22000 is owned by a legal entity under Dutch law, called the Foundation FSSC 22000 and is a not for profit, legal entity.

We have a BRC certificate on our location in Nederasselt.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) first published its Global Standard for Food Safety in 1998. Developed to help the food industry comply with UK and EU food safety laws, it’s become an internationally recognised benchmark for best practice in food safety, quality and responsibility, with over 17,000 BRC-certified sites worldwide.

Kosher Certification is the stamp of kosher approval by a rabbinic Agency verifying they have checked the products ingredients, production facility and actual production to ensure all ingredients, derivatives, tools and machinery have no trace of non kosher substances. The Kosher Certified symbol assures consumers that both the actual product and its production adhere to all Kosher Law requirements.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA or USFDA ) is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services . The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health by monitoring and overseeing food safety, among other things.

Feed safety:

GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. In 1992 the current GMP+ Feed Certification scheme started out with this. Afterwards, it developed into a full-fledged certification scheme by integrating ISO quality management requirements, HACCP and other elements.
The stands for the integration of HACCP: ‘Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points’. The foundation of the GMP+ systematic is partly determined by continuous improvement according to the principle of the Deming circle ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’: write down what I’m doing, do what I’ve written down and providing proof that I effectively did it.

With over 13,400 participating companies in more than 70 countries, GMP+ International is a leading global player in the market of feed safety assurance certification. A GMP+ certificate provides an additional qualitative guarantee for every entrepreneur dealing with the international feed industry.


Regulation (EC) nr 834/2007

Regulation (EC) nr 889/2008

The European Union has consolidated the procedures for organic agriculture into legislation, including strict controls to protect the producer and consumer. Every company that wants to produce, process, pack, import, trade or store organic products needs to be certified accordingly in order for the whole production chain to be under control.

An independent organization monitors the organic production on behalf of the government. In The Netherlands, Skal Biocontrole is the controlling body, identifiable by the number BL-Bio-01 (

NOP stands for National Organic Program and entails the legislation on organic certification by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and as such for the American market.

Bio Suisse, a private-sector organization, is the federation of Swiss organic farmers. To be able to sell or import organic products into Switzerland processing and trade companies need have a license contract with Bio Suisse.


Due to the attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, the international attention for safety has been tightened up considerably. For example, the concept of safety (safety and security) has been given a place in European customs legislation.

Companies that are involved in the EU’s external border-crossing goods movements and their suppliers are affected by this legislation. The European Union also wants to offer better facilities for businesses. These facilities lead to less logistic delays and lower administrative costs. Companies can therefore, since September 2007, request the status of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). An AEO license is valid in all member states of the EU.


Goods brought into the customs territory of the EU from outside the European Union (EU) may be stored under customs supervision. This is called storage under customs bond. With this method of storage no import duties and other import taxes are due. In addition, certain trade policy and agricultural policy measures and import prohibitions and import restrictions are not applied. There are several options for the storage of goods under customs supervision, but a permit is always required.

A customs warehouse type C is a private customs warehouse. This means that only the manager of the customs warehouse (warehouse keeper) can store goods there. Moreover, these goods do not have to be his property: he can also store goods for others. Even then the warehouse keeper remains responsible for the stored goods. The warehouse keeper is also the one who has to make a deposit with the customs.