“Albert Einstein once said: “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” That’s exactly what we try at Doens Food, we want to be of value to you. Apart from sourcing your most valuable ingredients, we’re always on the lookout for possibilities to create more value for you. Value comes in various forms, but one can be found in the different services we offer. You’ll find some of them below. However, we also know that each customer is different. So please let us know which challenges you’re facing and we can probably help you finding the right solution!
We toast products in a canister where infrared heating takes place. But as a well-kept recipe, the specifics of this in-house method remain a Doens secret. The main product we toast, is our sesame sourced directly from Uganda.
Via a color sorter, we sort based on color and structure. This machine operates by means of a laser, a contrast background and high-speed air guns that remove the non-compliant product.
Our food grade mills grind our products into flours. Hereafter we can pack the flours into valve bags.
Next to our mechanical cleaning lines, products can be cleaned by our X-Ray machine. It sorts out admixture based on density. This is to assure you that your product will not contain any irregularities.
Our mixing kettle ensures that your products are of beautiful homogeneous quality. Think of Quinoa Tricolor or seed mixes for example. The mixes can of course be packed as you desire.
You need your product to have a certain purity. With our extensive range of metal detection equipped sifting machinery, such as vibrating sieves and grading/cleaning machines (Cimbria), we make sure you get what you want. Purity can be assured up to 99,95%.
We can break products such as flaxseed, by letting the product flow between two metal pipes. The broken product is then ready to be packed according to your wishes.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
In close cooperation with our own in-house laboratory we can carry out tailor-made processing for you. We also have the possibility to perform some analyses on your products, such as moisture/protein content, falling number, hectolitre weight, etc.
Our facility is equipped to make sure we can fulfill your packing desires. Whether it’s an inner liner big bag, a 3 KG paper bag or a 25 KG coated plastic bag, we take care of it. Do you want your product to be loaded into an inliner equipped container? No problem! Do you export to the USA and you need 50 lbs bags for example? Just let us know.
The material we use for packing your products depends on your choice, but we believe it’s a joint responsibility to pack as sustainably as possible. We always look for alternatives and are ready to think along with you.
Paper, plastic and polypropylene bags without coating are easy to recycle, contrary to coated bags where recycling is much more complicated (but possible). There are alternatives however, so please let’s find out together what’s best for you and our planet.
Developing (and implementing) a sustainable packaging program isn’t done in a day, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth our time and effort. We all know that doing nothing will not create a better world, so let’s try together to find sustainable solutions.
Steam sterilization is achieved by exposing the items to be sterilized with saturated steam under pressure. Steam enhances the ability of heat to kill microorganisms by reducing the time and temperature required to denature or coagulate proteins in the microorganisms.
In Uganda, where we have a joint-venture project, we have installed a UV treatment installation for our natural products. This treatment method has been validated to preventively kill salmonella, which can be present in several seeds in the primary production stage.
Salmonella and other pathogens can be really troublesome. Fortunately, there are several methods to reduce them to zero or at least make them inactive. Whether it’s steam sterilization, UV application, formic acid or another method, you can rely on our experience to find the best (preventive) treatment.
Everybody who works with food and feed products has once experienced bugs in a product. Your product is in good hands with us, because our know-how ensures the right solution, be it curative or preventive (CO2, heating, freezing, etc.).
With all the above services we try to create more value for you and to be more than just your everyday supplier for natural food. There’s more however, we believe that most value is added by a good relationship where professionalism, humour and a personal touch come together. Too often life is too serious, so let’s also try to have fun whilst doing business. Apart from the fun, don’t hesitate to contact us to work out your specific requirements.