Southeast Asia’s only lecithin plant certified to FSSC 22000

Sternchemie exemplify the company’s dedication to offering the highest quality food and animal feed products. 


The Sternchemie facility located in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, operated by Berg+Schmidt Nutrition, a subsidiary of Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, has been awarded the Food Safety System Certification 22000. Each year this plant delivers over 50,000 tonnes of lipids for food, food supplement, animal feed and technical applications to more than 50 countries around the world.

„We’re delighted to achieve the FSSC 22000 certification for the plant. This confirms that all products meet the highest standards for food and pet food. An important requirement for this is the rigorous separation of the individual production lines in order to exclude cross-contamination in our entire lecithin production“, says C.K. Liew, Sternchemie Sales Director Asia.

The facility which, opened in 2013, is a location of strategic importance for the standardisation of lecithin. Here, many different kinds of lecithin, including GMO soy, non-GMO soy, sunflower and rapeseed lecithin, are refined and shipped regionally to customers in Asia and throughout the world. Due to its location, the company is able to produce and ship to customers in the Asia Pacific region faster. Locally, the Sternchemie’s team of experts has direct influence on the choice of raw materials, production processes and all quality parameters.

This plant which is unique to Asia has capacity for the contract manufacture of liquid products like cooking oil for third parties and produces more than 500 tonnes for third parties monthly. In its own laboratory, Sternchemie performs analysis of products and processes. The company is also seeking certification for these services as well.

FSSC 22000 certification gives further processors the certainty that all products meet rigorous standards for food and animal feed. Version 5.0 is the latest version of FSSC 22000, and is the highest level of certification for a comprehensive food and feed safety management system. FSSC 22000, based on ISO standards, is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and enjoys high acceptance in international trade and in the processing industries.


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