In the interest of maximum safety, the Mannheim-based seasonings specialist Seyfried relies on its own well grounded experience for the purchase of raw materials, importing directly from the countries of origin. For Seyfried, quality and production safety are top priorities. The company’s quality management system is backed up by a foodstuff-specific, tried and tested HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) strategy. This forms the basis of hygiene management for raw materials and in relation to the production process. Seyfried has IFS (International Food Standard) certification and complies with the EU’s Bio Ordinance (EC 834/2007). The Mannheim company has a steadily growing biological sector, extending from cardamom, curcuma, curry mixes and chilis to cloves, nutmegs, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon grass, all in different milling grades and cut sizes.
Steam treatment and sterilisation form part of Seyfried’s process technology, resulting in a standardised and reproducible level of quality, backed up by extensive chemical, physical and microbiological investigations conducted by a reputed independent laboratory. This guarantees absolute purity (without any residue of pesticides, heavy metals etc.) and an unadulterated product (without any admixture of stones, dust and other particles which have lost nothing in the packaging!). You can rely on Seyfried to deliver top-quality goods, with all the necessary specifications and certificates for your quality assurance system.
For 150 years the Seyma brand has stood for natural seasonings, herbs, seed stock and foodstuff additives of consistently high quality, with the selection and mixture always adapted and updated to the current needs of the market. Under this brand, seasonings are supplied to Fairtrade standards, bearing the prestigious Fairtrade seal of quality of TransFair e.V., an independent labelling initiative based in Bonn. TransFair e.V. is a member of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). This comprises 24 labelling initiatives worldwide under a single umbrella, making the use of the Fairtrade seal of quality very much simpler.
At the same time the Mannheim seasonings company supports the LITTLE SMILE Children’s Village in Sri Lanka. The LITTLE SMILE project creates a loving home for its children and gives them prospects of a professional career by encouraging them to help themselves. The funding Seyfried provides has already resulted in the realisation of a number of projects – including a pepper and a rose plantation, a sewing school, a wood workshop and an Ayurveda training centre. LITTLE SMILE needs long-term financial support with the aim of providing children in Sri Lanka with permanent help to help themselves. To make this happen, Seyfried purchases pepper from LITTLE SMILE plantations at very much higher prices than are standard on the market. In this way the company lends support to the long-term continuance of the projects launched by the energetic initiator, Michael Kreitmeyer. More information about the LITTLE SMILE Children’s Village, and about the company that has already been set up, LITTLE SMILE ORGANIC, may be found at www.littlesmile.com and www.littlesmileorganic.de.