Our long-lasting flavour additives require smaller dosages that result in a healthy balance between innovation and cost savings. Our flavours not only fulfil local taste requirements, but also adhere to global standards in food safety measures.
What is FSSAI?
The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is a consolidating statute about Food Safety and Regulation in India. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under it. FSSAI regulates the various aspects involved in the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, and import of consumables to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
FSSAI has incorporated the salient features of the earlier PFA (Prevention of Food Adulteration Act) and has harmonised with global regulations, various international legislation and the Codex Alimentarius Commission to make the products compliant to acceptable global quality standards.
FSSAI protects and promotes public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. Any food for human consumption must comply with FSSAI regulations. A food license issued by the FSSAI is an assurance of good quality of food in business and it meets the safety criteria essentially based on scientific data and other factors relevant to the safety of food products for protecting the health of consumers. In addition, consumers are satisfied that what they are consuming is not just safe but is of good quality.
FSSAI compliant Flavouring Additives
Keva Flavours ensures all our products meet the highest safety levels and are compliant with the regulations. We are an FSSAI licensed company with robust Food Safety Management Systems in place. Our compliance with global regulations and guidelines commences from the raw materials that we procure to the products that reach the customer.
All our products are manufactured using high-grade raw materials and the latest technology to ensure that the final product meets the national and international standards of safety and acceptability. Our raw materials are procured from verified suppliers and are compliant with FSSAI regulations. All flavour raw materials and ingredients are food grade and compliant with FEMA GRAS. We also ensure that they are complying with the FSSAI and USFDA regulations of food standards, food additives, contaminants, and pesticide residues.
Look for the FSSAI license on KEVA products and be assured of 100% safety.
What is FEMA GRAS?
FEMA (The Flavour and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States) is an Association of flavour ingredient suppliers, flavour manufacturers, flavour users and others with interest in the flavour industry. It is an association that is committed to assuring the safety of flavouring substances.
FEMA assesses the safety and ‘GRAS’ (Generally Recognized As Safe) status of flavour ingredients as described in the 1958 Food Additives Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Federal law governing the regulation of flavours and other food ingredients). The FEMA food expert panel has evaluated each ingredient using the best available scientific procedures and information and the safety standards applied are the same as required by the FDA i.e., reasonable certainty of no harm.
For any food ingredient to be GRAS, it must be generally recognised as safe by a qualified expert (the experts must be qualified by training and experience to evaluate the substance’s safety) and the determination of general recognition of safety must consider the conditions of intended use for the substance, in other words, its function in the food, e.g., flavouring.
FEMA GRAS listed Flavouring substances
Keva is committed to safety in all aspects; thus, we ensure the materials used in the manufacturing of our flavours are of the best quality and are FEMA GRAS listed. FEMA GRAS listed ingredients are globally acceptable to be used in the manufacture of flavours. Also, this ensures our flavours are complying with FDA and are safe for human consumption with a reasonable certainty of no harm.
What is Halal Certification?
Halal means something which is lawful, more precisely with respect to food. We may extrapolate this as the food that is lawful and permissible for the Muslim community across the globe.
Halal Certified Flavours
There has been an increasing demand for Halal certified products as increasingly markets want the same. Considering the requirements of our customers from across the globe, Keva strives to be a partner in their business by supporting with Halal certifications. Our factory is Halal audited by one of the most well-known agencies of the world and we can always offer Halal certified flavours to our valued customers based on their requirements.
What is FSSC 22000?
FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification 22000) is a Management System Certification scheme which reviews food safety management system. It also covers the implementation and effectiveness of the system as well as of CCPs, OPRPs and PRPs.
Each year, a surveillance audit is conducted to review if the system is continuously implemented, effective and up to date. The IMS audit and corporate audit periodically assess whether national legal regulations and management requirements are being complied with. External audits conducted by customers, various certification organizations and authorities also offer confirmation to ongoing improvements in our management systems.
FSSC 22000 has a stronger focus on management commitment, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. These stringent Quality Management Standards have enabled Keva in achieving better quality results and a higher level of International Quality conformity.
FSSC 22000 Certified Plants
Keva emphasizes on its quality and maintains it from batch to batch and product to product. At our state-of-the-art quality control facility across our manufacturing locations, we ensure that the stringent quality standards of customers are met to the fullest. We are a FSSC 22000 certified company.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accreditation bodies around the world recognize FSSC 22000. It is based on existing ISO standards which demonstrate our company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of our customers. These are globally recognised standards as food safety experts from around the world have developed and maintain these standards. These experts come from all stakeholders from the food supply chain like retailers, manufacturers, food authorities, etc.
Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) are the key focus areas of Keva. Keva has invested in the best safety equipment for the workers and effluent treatment plants near the facilities to ensure quality extends beyond our products. We have been utilising state-of-the-art technology to ensure robust quality control.
In compliance with the statutory EHS requirements, our company is committed to going beyond and adopting stricter standards wherever appropriate, as a minimum performance standard. We also invest resources and efforts in training and infrastructure upgradations to move the needle on safety.
We endeavour to adopt an inclusive approach to protect and conserve the environment. We have been constantly working towards improving our environmental footprint while optimally utilising natural resources. One of the greatest improvements that we have made as a company is ‘zero landfill’, by increasing the recycling rates of our organization. Since March 2013, we have recycled and reused 100% of our site wastes.
Owing to our processes, we have continually improved our relationship with our neighbours to respond quickly to any concerns. Among other benefits, we have appointed Green Matters Champions and streamlined our processes to ensure that our staff is environmentally engaged and aware of the site’s potential impact on the environment. This has helped us improve environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
We believe it is our responsibility to address global long-term challenges and ensure the business is run in a socially, ecologically, and economically responsible manner.
Keva is committed to excelling in the provision of the highest quality products and to ensuring the complete safety of all products. To meet this commitment, we have implemented international standards for quality (ISO 9001), environmental protection (ISO 14001).
ISO 9001:2008 is an international standard related to quality management, applicable to any organization from all types of business sectors and activities. It ensures our products and services effectively meet customer and applicable statutory and food additive regulation requirements.
We have in place, resources and programmes to assure superior manufacturing practices which reflect continuous improvement through our people, practices, and processes. We work with stringent quality norms for all our products and processes resulting in the highest product integrity. We are constantly innovating and acquiring newer certifications from regulatory bodies around the globe.
Beyond the numerous existing general food law requirements for the flavour industry, we have made further commitments to additional standards – and work actively on their development. We do this as members of industry associations like the FAFAI (Fragrances And Flavours Association Of India) to keep abreast food additives legislation.