We take top quality and safe food seriously at Orkla. That’s why we apply the same strict quality standards in every country in which we manufacture or sell our products.
Our customers and consumers are increasingly interested in knowing what they are eating, where the food comes from and how it is made. We consider it a basic prerequisite that the food is safe. Therefore we work every single day to ensure safe food at every stage of the value chain, from the production of raw materials up until the product reaches store shelves. Our ambition is to match the best companies in the world when it comes to food safety.
Through our own Orkla Food Safety Standard (OFSS) we set stringent requirements for the way raw materials are cultivated, produced and transported. In the manufacturing process where raw materials are transformed into finished products, we prepare food using controlled procedures, at the right temperature and in accordance with strict quality assurance standards, right up until the end product makes its way to store shelves. The OFSS ensures that the same high level of food safety is maintained at all Orkla factories, from the chips production plant at Toten and the Grandiosa pizza factory at Stranda in Norway to the vegetarian company MTR Foods, which makes ready-to-eat dishes and spices in Bangalore, India.
The same is the case when we develop and manufacture well-being products, detergents, cleaning products, painting tools and textiles. We apply strict product safety guidelines throughout our value chain to ensure that the ingredients we use, the packaging and the product itself are safe to use. Our consumer safety work is based on the precautionary principle. This means that we keep up with current research and continuously focus on further developing and improving our products with health and the environment in mind. Top quality and safety are a paramount priority for all our brands.
Orkla efforts to ensure food safety and product safety contribute to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12 and 17.