Clarification of the results
Our target on sales from GFSI approved plants is 100%. There was a decline in the percentage because we still have one production site that is not GFSI approved. Their sales volume share increased in 2021 compared to 2020, for which the percentage declined slightly.
The norms applied within the Vion internal microbiological standards for product hygiene are substantially stricter than those required by legislation. This means that legal compliance is guaranteed at all times. Given the natural variation in bacterial counts, it is unlikely that all samplings will always comply to our strict internal standards. However, by striving for a percentage that is as high as possible, we can achieve a continuous improvement in levels of food safety. For both pork and beef, we see a slight negative trend at specific locations. Improvement in this KPI is urged at these locations and will be monitored closely in 2022.