Case 1: VION
|Case||VION Food Netherlands|
Mainly Noord-Brabant, Gelderland, Limburg, Overijssel
|Number of farms||
The whole Netherlands in 2008:
2283 ( Agricultural figures - Central Statistical Office (CBS, 2009) - VION receives pigs from about 70% of the farmers on a regular basis
Self-sufficiency in The Netherlands is 235% for pork meat (CBS (see link above)).
23.9 million animals were produced in 2009 (PVE, 2010) (Product Board of Livestock, Meat and Eggs)
|Number of pigs slaughtered||
In The Netherlands per year: 13.9 million (PVE, 2010 see link above)
VION 57% (VION. 2009)
|Import of living pigs||Pig imports in The Netherlands amount to 1.204.000 animals (PVE, 2010 see above)|
|Export of living pigs||Number of living pigs exported from The Netherlands in 2009 11.2 Million (75.6% to Germany) (PVE, 2010 (see previous link))|
|Import of pork meat||Amount of pork meat imported amounts to 258.400 ton kg including meat products and bacon (PVE, 2010 see previous link)|
|Export of pork meat||Amount of pork meat exported from the Netherlands (fresh meat including bones) in 2009 851.000 million ton kg, including meat products and bacon (PVE, 2010 (see previous link))|
|Consumption per head||In The Netherlands consumption per head is 41.8 kg (PVE, 2010 - see previous link)|
|Markets||Most important markets of VION: home markets: Netherlands, Germany, UK; EU markets: Italy, Greece, Spain, Eastern Europe; World market: South Korea, Japan, USA, Russia, etc. - VION website|
|Consumer channels||Main consumer channels for VION are retail, industry (further processing), and food service (VION website see link above)|
|Products||VION Food Netherlands produces mainly fresh meat, but also some processed meat products in its processing companies (VION website see link above)|
|Food safety measures||
VION needs to comply with national and EU regulations plus additional EU retail standards (see Global Food Safety Initiative ) and third-country requirements (legislation and standards).
Farms need to comply mainly with EU and national regulations plus IKB (Intergrated Chain Control) scheme (adopted by > 95% of all pig farmers in The Netherlands, consisting of IKB-Nederland Varkens and IKB Varken).
A benchmark standard for the farm level is currently developed on a European/world scale (see Global Gap)