Producing wholesome food for millions of people, every day

Food that Matters

Sedef Food Group

Sedef is a leading global producer of meat, meat products, and plant-based alternatives with a presence in multiple countries. Our production facilities in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and Mexico enable us to provide a wide range of fresh and frozen pork, beef, fish, chicken, and by-products to retail, foodservice, and meat processing industries through our four Business Units.

With sales support offices and representatives in sixteen countries worldwide, we serve customers not only in our home markets but also in other regions across the globe. Our headquarters in Berlin, Germany, serve as the hub of our global operations.

At Sedef, we are committed to meeting the evolving needs of our customers by delivering high-quality, sustainable, and innovative products. We strive to maintain our position as a trusted supplier of meat and plant-based alternatives while continuously exploring new ways to improve our operations and reduce our environmental impact.

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Food Safety

Producing safe and wholesome food is one of Sedef’s top priorities. Food safety and quality assurance are embedded in the codes of practice at all Sedef production sites. Sedef is committed to the ISO 9001 standard for quality-oriented organisations, and all Sedef establishments are ISO 9001 certified.

Animal Welfare

Control and transparency of animal welfare is a key issue in our strategy to create trust in the products and supply chain. We want to take the lead in welfare discussions, and we take responsibility for our role in controlling the welfare status in the supply chain. Our animal welfare strategy consists of several levels of control with regards to animal welfare. Transparency in the supply chain improves animal welfare. We are committed to gathering and sharing information on animal welfare aspects via digital systems with the rest of the supply chain.

Employment and working conditions

At present, it is hard to recruit enough suitable production personnel. Sedef cooperates closely with third-party labour companies. The regional labour markets in Germany and the Netherlands do not have enough workers. Therefore, the third-party labour workforce and regular workforce consist mainly of employees from eastern and southern European countries.

Traceability and product integrity

Ensuring that products are traceable upstream and downstream in the supply chain is a significant challenge for companies that produce food items originating from complicated supply chains. All our food items derived from either plants or animals are traceable to the farms. Product integrity involves the organisation of product and process integrity, as well as supply chain transparency to manage an honest, reliable chain of custody. It also guarantees for the consumer that the packaging contains the product which is specified on the label.

Sustainable Farming

The topic ‘Sustainable farming’ is part of our strengthened sustainability strategy, containing topics and targets which are important for sustainable food production and consumption. We intend to bring transparency and sustainability agendas together and thus offer our stakeholders and especially the consumer the possibility of making an informed choice. This means consumers will be able to choose using information not only based on animal welfare, but also on sustainability. We will provide consumers with information on topics such as the carbon footprint on food items like pork, beef, and meat alternatives.

Fair Pricing

Fair prices are important for stability in the supply chain and therefore, ultimately, for all partners in that chain. As a central player in the supply chains, we have an influence on their structural development. We are also committed to the fair distribution of value in the production supply chain and to managing volatility.