We all know that the journey of our bread starts on the field and ends at the baker’s. But how can we trace the origin of flour? And how do we guarantee the constant quality of each bag of flour?
All inflows and outflows are registered automatically, which enables tracing up to the farmers in question. Each grain merchant is also certified to be able to guarantee high quality processing.
All flour bags of Dossche Mills have a batch code. Thanks to this code we can find out which wheat was used for the flour and which wheat supplies are linked to it.
The farmer, who supplies the grain merchant, is certified and has a crop information sheet for every field. This document contains information about the harvest date, the use of fertilizers and pesticides and even data about the previous crops grown on this field.
As soon as the farmer supplies the wheat to the grain merchant, it is stored in a silo. On average, the silos can contain 10,000 to 12,000 tons of wheat. All inflows and outflows are registered automatically, which enables tracing up to the farmers in question. Each grain merchant is also certified to be able to guarantee high quality processing.
Upon arrival in the mill, the batch of wheat is given a unique reference number and the grain merchant is obliged to report whether or not insecticides were used.
To guarantee the consistent quality of the flour, we analyse a sample of each batch in our grain lab. Based on the analysis results, the grain is classified and stored in silos. Thanks to a continuous follow-up of the wheat, we can guarantee the stable quality of each milling.
Once the flour blend is ready, each flour bag is given a label with the batch code. This way we guarantee the traceability and quality of your flour!