Analysing the products that we sell and monitoring hygiene best practices are priorities in order to ensure high standards of quality and food safety.
In order to ensure the food safety
of the products sold, apart from the audits on the facilities and
equipment, we perform laboratory analyses on Perishables and
Private Brand products.
In Poland, we carried out 9,750
analyses on Private Brand products and Perishables in 2015,
representing an increase of around 45% compared to 2014.
In Portugal, we performed around
18,000 analyses, 4% less than in 2014, on Private Brand products in
the various categories of Perishables and on the products from the
Meal Solutions area. The decrease in the number of analyses carried
out in some categories was due to the review of the annual
analytical control plans.
In Colombia, we performed 293
laboratory analyses on food products, a decrease of 5% compared to
With the introduction of the meat
cut and pack service in 25 Biedronka stores, we performed 625
analyses on work surfaces, equipment and handlers.
At Pingo Doce and Recheio we
carried out 102,258 analyses on work surfaces, handlers of
Perishables and products handled in stores including analyses of
the water and air. This value represents an increase of 6.6%
compared to 2014. In Colombia, the number of this type of analyses
amounted to 930 samples collected, which means an increase of 133%
compared to 2014.