After an exhaustive year-long auditing process Belgian botanicals leader BOTALYS has received FSSC 22000 certification from Swiss licensed certifying body SGS for its unique hydroponic farming processes. 

The certification validates BOTALYS’ innovative process and recognises it has met the stringent full supply chain quality control requirements of the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000. This is a major step for BOTALYS in its mission to produce the most stable, traceable, pure and potent ginseng.  

Intense journey

BOTALYS has spent 6 years developing the unique closed environment, hydroponic vertical farming system that has seen it shake up the global ginseng market with an environmentally-friendly offering delivering stand-out purity and efficacy – HRG80.

 The  FSSC 22000 certification includes ISO 22000 and ISO 22002-1 and builds in more specific requirements around processing, manufacturing, packaging, storage, transport, distribution, handling and selling food products or ingredients. 

FSSC 22000 is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and incorporates Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. 

“We are extremely proud to be able to supply our customers and partners with the highest quality control thanks to the FSSC 22000 certification. It was an intense journey, and this certification is a great reward that comes with our deep desire to guarantee a quality level that protects consumers."

Declared BOTALYS co-CEO Pierre-Antoine Mariage.

Unique Technology

BOTALYS spent the best part of this year working with fellow Belgian consultancy Cplus srl to achieve the FSSC 22000 certification.

"Our experience in the health sector has allowed us to adapt the method usually developed in the food sector to the unique context of the technology developed by BOTALYS."

Said Cplus CEO François-Xavier Dherville.

BOTALYS’ hydroponic vertical farms exist in hyper-controlled, sterile spaces where botanicals flourish before harvesting. Gentle steaming and cooking inspired by traditional Asian extraction methods then delivers benchmark powders to the food, dietary supplement, cosmetic and pharmaceutical sectors.

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