Specification – what is it?

In the context of Foodcom S.A., a “Specification” refers to a detailed document that outlines the precise requirements, standards, and attributes that a product or material must meet. Specifications serve as a critical reference point for quality control, production, and procurement processes. They encompass various parameters, including physical, chemical, microbiological, and sensory characteristics, as well as packaging, labeling, and compliance with regulatory standards. Specifications are essential tools for ensuring consistency, safety, and quality throughout the supply chain.

Most common questions

1. Why are specifications important in the food industry?

Specifications are vital in the food industry because they provide a clear and standardized set of criteria for evaluating and producing products. They ensure that food items meet safety, quality, and labeling requirements, which are essential for consumer protection and satisfaction.

2. Who creates specifications for products?

Specifications are typically developed by regulatory agencies, industry associations, or individual companies. In some cases, they may be based on international standards. Foodcom S.A. often works with suppliers who provide products that meet specific specifications, ensuring that the products meet the company’s and regulatory requirements.

3. How do specifications impact the sourcing of raw materials?

Specifications play a crucial role in the sourcing of raw materials. They help define the exact quality and characteristics required for raw materials, ensuring that they are suitable for their intended application. By adhering to specifications, Foodcom S.A. ensures that the raw materials it sources meet the necessary quality and safety standards.

4. Can specifications change over time?

Yes, specifications can change due to various factors, including advances in technology, shifts in consumer preferences, or updates to regulatory requirements. Foodcom S.A. stays informed about these changes and adapts processes accordingly to continue providing products that meet the latest specifications.