Quality assurance

„The best of the best“ is the maxime of HEIN.
Therefore, the quality of our products comes first. From cutting to packaging and distribution, we work as a certified company at the highest level of quality. We guarantee our customers not only the processing of the most valuable, controlled raw materials and freshness of the products. The use of the most modern technologies guarantees a fast rational production. Thanks to efficient logistics, HEIN delivers from fresh meat to the customer’s counter within 48 hours. Craftsmanship and traditional recipes combined with creative innovations ensure the highest enjoyment and quality.

EG- Authorization

Dieter Hein was the 23rd meat processing company in Germany to receive Europe-wide production approval back in 1976.

HACCP-Concept

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point concept (HACCP for short) is a preventive system designed to ensure food and consumer safety. The concept comes from space travel, when NASA wanted to produce one hundred percent safe astronaut food in 1959. In the food industry, according to HACCP, there are control points in every department from incoming goods to outgoing goods based on a flow chart for each product to eliminate hazards to the consumer.

IFS-Standard

In order to create a uniform food safety standard, the International Food Standard (IFS) was developed by German retailers in 2002. The goals are to create a basis for assessment for all producers of private labels, uniform formulations and audits, and a high level of transparency within the supply chain. The catalog of requirements includes: Quality Management System Requirements; Management Accountability; Resource Management; Manufacturing Process; Measurements, Analyses and Improvements. The IFS standard is divided into basic level and higher level (from 95%). We have the certification at a higher level.

QS-Seal

The QS scheme (QS = Quality and Safety) was founded in 2001 and has since developed into the most important system of quality assurance for food products in Germany and abroad. All companies involved in the QS scheme work for the common goal in an alliance for active consumer protection. QS is based on voluntary self-regulation.

BIO-Seal

The use of the Bio seal is based on the criteria of the EU Organic Regulation. The following is stipulated there, among other things: Prohibitions on irradiation of organic food; prohibition of genetically modified organisms; renunciation of certain pesticides & fertilizers; animal husbandry appropriate to the species; feeding with organic feedstuffs without the addition of antibiotics and performance enhancers.

DLG-Prize of the Best in Gold

The ``Prize of the Best in Gold`` is awarded by the DLG - Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V. (German Agricultural Society) - only to companies that have demonstrated their quality capability over a period of at least 15 years through top performance in the annual DLG quality competitions.

GOLDEN CMA- Quarty mark tape (until 2009)

The CMA - Central Marketing Association of the German Agricultural Industry - has been awarding the CMA Quality Mark to particularly high-quality products from the food industry and craft trades every year for 30 years. The CMA's most prestigious award - the golden CMA quality mark ribbon - was only awarded to products that passed all CMA quality mark tests with the highest number of points over a period of three years, thus proving their lasting quality.