Voeders Scherrens, founded in 1947 in Belgium, produces high-quality compound feed for pigs and cattle. Renowned for its extensive knowledge of raw materials and nutrition, the entire feed production takes place in-house. The company is now run by the third generation of the Scherrens family, with the fourth generation active within the business as well.
Name: Geert Scherrens
Company: Voeders Scherrens N.V.
Location: Wingene, Belgium
Certified since: 2015
Certified for: GMP+ M103 Responsible dairy feed, GMP+ M102 Responsible Pig & poultry feed, and GMP+ BCN-NL1 Antibiotics-free feed
“What ultimately lands on the plates of consumers, originates in the feed boxes of animals”, says company owner Geert Scherrens. “For that very reason feed quality has always been our number one priority. To ensure the quality of our products, we are certified for several scopes of the GMP+ Feed Responsibility Assurance (GMP+ FRA). Because GMP+ is an internationally recognised certificate, we can demonstrate all over the world that our feed meets the necessary quality and safety requirements. Our certification also allowed us to participate in several specific tenders, both at home as well as abroad. And in recruiting new clients, a GMP+ certificate ensures a professional first impression as well.”
“At Voeders Scherrens we are especially fond of GMP+ International’s Early Warning System. This system makes sure we can act immediately when incidents occur somewhere in the supply chain that can affect the quality of our product and the health of animals.”
“The auditing process is fast and efficient, meaning our three certificates are audited during one single site visit. For our quality officer this means less hassle and more time to really invest the quality of our production process. In the years ahead we will continue working with GMP+ so we can build upon our futureproof and sustainable quality policies in order to be prepared for tomorrow’s farming.”