Optimal traceability during manufacturing and packing

In order to achieve excellence, we must constantly look to improve each production step and products quality. FASSKA has always subscribed and will continue to subscribe to this philosophy.

The procedures in place within the framework of the Quality Assurance domain (IFS, HACCP, Quality Control, etc.) play their part in this constant quest to reach out towards perfection.

That is the reason why the path going from the collection of milk to delivery (shipping) of merchandise is marked with indicators enabling us to determine the point at which we would be distancing ourselves from the ideal procedure. These markers all bear a code: the batch numbers.

There is unique identification number per tin or per pouch which can be used to track the whole process from the milk collection to the final product.


The main steps are:

  1. Loading of milk at the farm
    During the loading of milk in the collection trucks, a representative sample is gathered in a bottle directly labelled with a barcode including batch number, farm identification, date of loading and quantity of milk loaded.

  2. Arrival at the production site
    Each tank of the collection truck is carefully homogenized, a sample is taken and a label is immediately placed on the bottle. It includes a new number providing information on the farms, truck, truck tank, driver, etc.

  3. Transit tanks
    When the tanks through which the milk briefly passes before entering production are full, they are also allocated a batch no. (one full tank = one single batch)

  4. Other ingredients
    Each ingredient (vitamins, minerals, etc.) comes from a supplier with IFS certification and is accompanied by an analysis certificate and batch number

  5. Big Bags
    A successive number is assigned to each Big Bag into which the formulated powder is placed. Each of these bags will furthermore be individually analyzed by the quality control laboratory.

  6. Packaging in tins or pouches
    During packaging in tins or pouches, a unique marking is affixed to the tin, providing information on the number of the batch along with the date of production, the expiry date and the number specific to each can.

  7. Unique identification number
    Each tin is individually numbered. This allows a number of intra-batch checks for a single packaging session. Since the production of one batch of powder corresponds to the packaging of a number of tins, this monitoring enables the determination of consistency or, in the opposite case, any possible difference throughout the procedure.

  8. Key stages
    The most delicate and decisive operations of the production process are carried out by specially trained technicians who are aware of the impact of any possible deviation from the described procedures. Each operator is involved in the overall quality approach.

Each of these phases and each of these numbers are recorded and kept using a dedicated software until the product expiry date. Using the batch number and the unique successive number on the bottom end of each can, it is possible to go back through these stages in order to identify any possible points for improvement.