About QAFP

History

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QAFP (Quality Assurance for Food Products) was developed in 2009 on the initiative of the Union of Producers and Employers of the Meat Industry, an organisation of enterprises from the meat industry.

GOALS

appreciating production of the highest quality food;
creating added value on all production stages;
acting for the consolidation of the industry,;
combining knowledge and experience in a system approach to quality;.
creating a chain of associations for industry integration and building its credibility;

CREATORS

The assumptions of QAFP were developed by scientists from leading universities in Poland in cooperation with Polish meat industry practitioners and experts.

SYSTEM

On 11 December 2009, by the order of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the QAFP Quality Assurance for Food Products System was recognised as a national food quality system. Ever since the network of participants of the QAFP System has been growing.

INDUSTRY
GUIDELINES

QAFP System has a multi-product nature. The industry guidelines for respective meat industry sectors include production and quality requirements for all the production stages.

DEVELOPMENT

Od początku System QAFP zyskał wsparcie organizacji konsumenckich oraz uznanie najlepszych ekspertów i naukowców na polskim rynku. Długoletnia strategia dla Systemu przewiduje jego udoskonalanie i rozszerzanie na kolejne produkty.

What is QAFP System about?

  • it covers all links of the production chain in accordance with the ‘from the field to the table’ policy
  • it builds the credibility of the participants of the food chain in the consumer’s eyes;
  • it is open to new partners – everyone who complies with the requirements may join it;
  • it is certified by independent certification bodies accredited by Polish Centre for Accreditation;
  • it normalises the path, the food travels from the farmer to the consumer;
  • it includes the procedures which guarantee safety and higher quality of the food which bears the QAFP mark.