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  • Quality Seal References

    Our seal stands for quality and product safety

    As a manufacturer-independent testing institute, it is our most important concern to contribute to consumer protection. To ensure that we can continue to do this in the future, our teams of experts are continuously developing our test criteria.

    In addition to the end products, we also check the quality of the raw materials, the packaging and closures, the suppliers and the production sites. As part of the globally active SGS Group, we have a global network with more than 94,000 employees at over 2,600 locations.

    Only in this way is it possible for an independent institute to scrutinize products and their entire supply and value chain and to prove that they are of consistently high quality.

    Here you will find an up-to-date overview of our test plans for each sealed product. You will quickly find out: no two test plans are the same. Because every product is different and requires its own risk profile.

    Thanks to the constant further development of our test criteria, we support manufacturers in always at least fulfilling all national and international legal requirements. In addition, we also analyze the changing customer expectations and provide valuable impulses for the further development of the products.

    Here you will find an up-to-date overview of high-quality products that have already been awarded our seal of quality.

    Food products with the quality seal

    These food products and food assortments have successfully passed the sealing process.

    CONFECTIONERY ASSORTMENT by FERRERO

    Ferrero’s Nutella was the first product to be awarded the INSTITUT FRESENIUS seal of quality in 1973. This shows that consumer protection has long been a top priority for the confectionery manufacturer and that Ferrero always strives to offer consumers the best product quality and comprehensive safety. Quality you can rely on.

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    RÜGENWALDER MÜHLE FOOD PRODUCT RANGE

    Rügenwalder Mühle is one of the best-known and most popular food manufacturers in Germany. With its various sausage brands, the company has a national presence in food stores throughout Germany.

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    GOLDSTEIG CHEESE SPECIALTIES

    GOLDSTEIG is a Bavarian manufacturer of cheese specialties. The company’s cheese dairies in Cham in the Upper Palatinate are known beyond the borders of Bavaria, especially for mozzarella, hard cheese and semi-hard cheese.

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    KIKKOMAN NATURALLY BREWED SOY SAUCE

    Kikkoman is the market leader in soy sauces. Under the motto “Seasoning your life”, the international brand promise of the market leader in soy sauce is to enjoy the finer things in life. Because Kikkoman is more than just a soy sauce.

    Food supplements with the quality seal

    Food supplements should first and foremost be safe for the consumer. For this reason, these products are regularly subjected to microbiological and chemical-analytical tests.

    These products have successfully passed the quality seal process.

    ALOE VERA DRINKING GEL – LR HEALTH & BEAUTY SYSTEMS GMBH

    The Aloe Vera Drinking Gels in the variants honey, peach flavor, Sivera and Freedom from LR Health & Beauty supplement the diet with plant substances. The basis for the drinks is the gel of the desert lily Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, which contains natural ingredients such as vitamins, enzymes and minerals.

    COLOSTRUM – LR HEALTH & BEAUTY SYSTEMS GMBH

    The products Colostrum Direct and Colostrum Compact from LR Health & Beauty deliver the best of colostrum. Colostrum is the name for the first milk. This is produced to optimally supply newborn mammals in the first hours after birth.

    MIND MASTER – LR HEALTH & BEAUTY SYSTEMS GMBH

    The products Mind Master Formula Green and Mind Master Formula Red by LR Health & Beauty complement the diet with plant substances. Both contain the same beneficial micronutrients, such as vitamin E to protect cells from oxidative stress.

    JUICE PLUS+ PREMIUM-KAPSELN

    Made from over 30 different fruits, vegetables and berries with selected vitamins and other plant-based ingredients, these premium capsules provide support for a complementary whole-food and plant-based diet.

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    BAD VILBELER URQUELLE – HASSIA MINERALQUELLEN GMBH & CO. KG

    Bad Vilbeler UrQuelle stands for purity, wholesomeness, and consistently high quality. The mineral water is one of the premium brands in the portfolio of the Hessian family-owned company Hassia Mineralquellen. The traditional Bad Vilbel-based well company relies on the regional strength of its brands, customer proximity and sustainable action. With its certification as a premium mineral water, SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS confirms the company’s proven social and ecological sustainability.

    CHRISTINEN – GEHRING-BUNTE GETRÄNKEINDUSTRIE GMBH & CO.KG

    Even in the Middle Ages, people appreciated the natural springs of the Teutoburg Forest. Frederick William of Brandenburg (1620 – 1688), the Great Elector, had mineral water from the natural landscape of the Teutoburg Forest brought to Berlin almost 400 years ago and prescribed as a wholesome drinking or bathing cure to strengthen well-being.

    EDEN WASSERSPENDER – EDEN WATER & COFFEE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

    “Quality is important to us” is Eden Water & Coffee Deutschland GmbH’s product promise to its customers. By regularly cleaning and disinfecting its water dispensers, Eden Water & Coffee Deutschland GmbH meets the highest hygiene standards and thus all legal requirements. The company has undertaken to comply with the provisions of the hygiene guidelines of the GWCA (German WaterCooler Association) and the WE (Watercoolers Europe).

    ELISABETHEN QUELLE – HASSIA MINERALQUELLEN GMBH & CO. KG

    Elisabethen Quelle, the gentle and low-sodium mineral water, is one of the premium brands in the portfolio of the Hessian family-owned company Hassia Mineralquellen. The traditional Bad Vilbel-based fountain company relies on the regional strength of its brands, customer proximity and sustainable action. SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS confirms the company’s tested social and ecological sustainability and organic quality with its certification as a premium mineral water.

    FALKENFELSER PREMIUMBIERE – NETTO MARKEN-DISCOUNT STIFTUNG & CO. KG

    Probably no other country than Germany has a comparable variety of beers. Beer has been highly valued for centuries as the drink of the ancient Germanic peoples in Europe. Today, it enjoys the status of an all-German cultural asset. It is therefore not surprising that Germans are among the world’s leaders in beer consumption.

    GEROLSTEINER – GEROLSTEINER BRUNNEN GMBH & CO. KG

    Gerolsteiner was one of the first German wells to receive the “Premium Mineral Water” award from SGS Institut Fresenius for its Gerolsteiner Sprudel, Gerolsteiner Medium and Gerolsteiner Naturell mineral waters. The brand can look back on a history of over 125 years.

    HASSIA – HASSIA MINERALQUELLEN GMBH & CO. KG

    The hassia brand is the oldest and name-defining premium brand in the portfolio of the Hessian family-owned company Hassia Mineralquellen. The traditional Bad Vilbel-based fountain company relies on the regional power of its brands, customer proximity and sustainable action. With its certification as a premium mineral water, SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS confirms the company’s proven social and ecological sustainability.

    BAD LIEBENWERDA – MINERALQUELLEN BAD LIEBENWERDA GMBH

    In the heart of the beautiful Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft Nature Park lies the traditional spa town of Bad Liebenwerda. The Bad Liebenwerda mineral water bubbles up from great depths here.

    NATURQUELLE – RIHA WESERGOLD GETRÄNKE GMBH & CO. KG

    The Schaalsee biosphere reserve is a uniquely intact ecosystem. Here, the natural mineral water NaturQuelle is sustainably extracted from an untouched mineral water deposit that is 120 m deep and over a thousand years old.

    RHÖNSPRUDEL – EGON SCHINDEL GMBH

    Regional solidarity meets tasteful innovation – that is the maxim of the RhönSprudel mineral spring, which has been owned by the Schindel family for over 100 years. “Source” of the success is the natural mineral water with its well in the biosphere reserve Rhön, which is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful and natural low mountain range landscapes in Germany.

    ROSBACHER – HASSIA MINERALQUELLEN GMBH & CO. KG

    Rosbacher Mineralwasser is the sports-oriented premium brand of the Hessian family-owned company Hassia Mineralquellen. The traditional Bad Vilbel-based well company relies on the regional power of its brands, customer proximity, and sustainable action. SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS confirms the company’s tested social and ecological sustainability with its certification as a premium mineral water.

    SCHLOSS QUELLE MINERALWASSER – SCHLOSS-QUELLE MELLIS GMBH

    The Schloss Quelle springs in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia. Whether during meals, sports or simply in between – Schloss Quelle mineral waters are characterized by a balanced content of minerals and trace elements and provide the body with important nutrients. Schloss Quelle is low in sodium and suitable for the preparation of baby food.

    SCHLOSSBLICK – MEG LEISSLING GMBH

    MEG Leißling produces SCHLOSSBLICK as a premium brand of mineral water and bears the award of premium mineral water with organic quality from the SGS Institut Fresenius. Mineral water bottling has a long tradition at MEG Leißling – as early as the end of the 19th century, the first mineral spring was tapped in Leißling (Saxony-Anhalt) and high-quality mineral water was bottled.

    VOLVIC – DANONE WATERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

    Volvic’s natural mineral water comes from one of the largest nature reserves in Europe. Every drop of Volvic is filtered through thick layers of pozzolan (volcanic ash), andesite (volcanic rock) and basalt. This natural filtration process has been taking place over and over again for more than 15,000 years – but at a very slow rate.

    VOLVIC JUICY, VOLVIC TOUCH & VOLVIC TEE – DANONE WATERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

    Natural mineral water is the number one thirst quencher in Germany – naturally pure, without calories, with minerals and trace elements. But many people want variety in their glass. Volvic offers fruity alternatives to the classic Volvic naturelle with its Volvic Juicy, Volvic Touch and Volvic Tee beverages. The products are available with fruit juice, fruit flavor and tea extracts.

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    NUK PACIFIERS, BOTTLE TEATS, BABY BOTTLES AND BREAST MILK CONTAINERS – MAPA GMBH

    It has been more than 60 years since the first jaw-friendly teat was developed at NUK. Since then, NUK has been fascinated by small human life and tries to give babies the best possible start in life with innovative ideas and products.

    POLY-CLIP SYSTEM – POLY-CLIP SYSTEM GMBH & CO. KG

    In modern, industrial sausage production, clipping – the sealing of the individual sausage products – is a central component. Clip machines, clips and loops are coordinated as a system and quality-oriented meat product producers expect that the requirements of modern quality assurance are met.

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