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07Better Product  Safety & Quality

Better Product Safety & Quality

Our ‘right first time’ approach to manufacturing means that from farm to factory everyone owns quality. The result is an impeccably integrated supply line with the systems and processes required to guarantee our customers and end consumers the highest standards of food quality and safety.

Value Propositions

FSSC 22000 Certification Standard
Communicate product safety and quality with a globally trusted assurance tool.

Consumers are seeking more assurances that food they buy is produced safely. FSSC 22000 certification from a trusted assurance platform gives customers and end consumers this certainty.

The Food Safety System Certification 22000 – or FSSC 22000 – is a complete assurance scheme for the auditing and certification of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS).

It also offers certification for combined FSMS and Quality Management Systems.

At Synlait, we have a strong track record of navigating complex regulatory environments and continue to meet the strict criteria of several product quality and safety accreditations.

Our Dunsandel facility received FSSC 22000 certification for all products. From 2022, we are introducing the FSSC 22000 certification process to both our Auckland and Pōkeno manufacturing sites.

Low Somatic Cell & Bacterial Count Standard
Highlight product quality and animal health with low SCC Milk.

At Synlait, the quality of our milk and care for the animals that produce it is paramount.

We invest heavily in a food safety strategy that mandates rigorous testing for microbial and chemical contaminants, and we financially incentivise farmer suppliers to achieve consistently low somatic cell counts through a targeted monthly payment.

Keeping a close eye on SCC levels is a key step in ensuring the quality of our milk. Since 2018, our milk testing regime has shown year-on-year improvement, with a 4% drop in somatic cell numbers.

High somatic cell numbers in milk are a cause for concern. Cows with high SCCs typically produce less milk than those with lower counts. And milk that is high in somatic cells has a different composition to healthy milk, resulting in lower yields of cheese and casein products if processed. The flavour and shelf life of such products can also be affected.

The Made With Better Milk value propositions are continually evolving as consumer expectations and corporate priorities change. We aim to work with our customers on the development of the programme and we have identified additional value propositions that aren’t captured on this page. Please reach out to us directly to discuss you individual requirements.

We’ve classified the value propositions either as ‘standard’ or ‘tailored’.

STANDARD Standard value propositions are those that already exist – things we already do - and that may be of interest to our customers, for use in their corporate or brand communications.

TAILORED Tailored value propositions are those that we can co-develop with our customers. This could be in the form of tailored new product development or collaborative projects on farm or on site.

Other Key Categories

01 Better Health  & Nutrition

Better Health & Nutrition

02 Better Animal  Wellbeing

Better Animal

03 Better Support  for People &  Livelihood Creation

Better Support for People & Livelihoods

04 Better Climate  Outcomes

Better Climate

06 Better Waste  Reduction &  Packaging

Better Waste & Packaging Circularity

05 Better Outcomes  for Nature

Better Outcomes
for nature

08 Better  Transparency  & Provenance

Better Transparency
& Provenance