At Viterra, quality management and food safety is integrated into all of our activities and operations to ensure the grain delivered to end-use customers meets the highest quality and food safety standards.
We are committed to providing consistent, quality products and services to meet our customer and regulatory requirements.
All our facilities are ISO 22000:2018 certified to meet the highest international standards of food safety management. ISO 22000:2018 outlines the management framework that should be in place to effectively manage food safety issues and quality requirements.
Viterra undertakes comprehensive grain classification and residue testing. A dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory oversees all classification testing as well as ongoing testing for chemical residue levels and contaminants. Viterra subscribes to the Government’s National Residue Survey for testing of chemical residues in cargoes and participates in a collaborative benchmarking program with a majority of the major grain testing laboratories in Australia.
Prior to the 2019/20 harvest, we invested in new chemical residue testing equipment from one of the world’s leading providers. This allows us to more closely measure the amount of chemicals present in a grain sample, and is in response to changing end users’ requirements.
We test our grain at various points in the supply chain. Prior to export, samples of bulk and containerised grain are tested for quality a minimum of four times.
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture ensures the grain meets the importing country’s requirements.
An internationally accredited service provider independently confirms the grain meets the specifications of customers.
Coupled with Australia’s clean green environment, Viterra’s world class facilities and processes allow customers to have confidence in our product and be assured that they will receive value at every stage of the supply chain.