CARING ALL THE WAY FROM FARM TO YOU
Lynca Meats takes every step possible to ensure that the utmost care is given to our farms and our pigs. Creating an ethos of caring and accountability makes it possible for Lynca Meats to provide a holistic, top quality offering, from farm to you.
Our carefully selected farmer base use a best in class genetic supply that guarantees our pork sets the standard in quality, consistency and value for money.
Our Farmers’ annual audits and accreditations against the esteemed Pork360 Quality and Traceability system accredits our pigs as:
- Residue, Hormone, Antibiotic and Chemical Free
- Receiving humane treatment on farm
- Reared in modern technologically advanced housing with scientifically balanced rations
- Having the best meat quality control through feed formulations, weight control, age control and stress free environment
- Best classified for enhanced taste, juiciness, colour, fat content, drip loss and taint free
Our independently accredited Pork360 Farmers, meet the very highest animal welfare standards.
In addition to the Pork360 standards, we can proudly state that our pigs are farmed and housed under optimal climatic conditions in Sow Stall Friendly (>50%) and Sow Crate Friendly (>70%) group housing systems.
We do not gas our pigs with CO2 and are in good standing with the SPCA, who regularly inspect our facility to confirm best in class animal welfare practices.
Our 17000m2 production facility has its own Abattoir, which is FSSC22000, Export (ZA14) and Pork360 accredited.
With an Independent Veterinarian, Independent Meat Inspectors and our onsite State Veterinarian coupled with best in class systems, we produce, what we firmly believe, are amongst the country’s safest fresh and processed pork products.
Our one-of-a-kind deboning facility follows ESS-Food’s international specification codes for Primal Cuts, ensuring consistent and fit-for-purpose cuts. Our various Critical Control Points and overall Quality Control ensure compliance with these specifications.
Our state-of-the-art facilities are FSSC22000 certified, underlying our unyielding commitment to food safety, technical excellence and superior quality.
Our fully independent and dedicated Quality Assurance and Quality Management teams of over 40 people, alongside our fully equipped Test Kitchen, ensure every batch is positively released.
Our complete audit trail affords our customers the highest level of security and ensures full traceability in every product that we produce back to the farm.
From our state-of-the-art packaging plant, we supply great quality processed products including Bacons, Hams, Pizza Toppings, Sausages and Ribs, as well as Smoked and Pickled Products.
We also supply both fresh and frozen meat products such as Carcasses, Primal Cuts and Offal as well as offer Contract Deboning and Slaughter Services.
Food Safety is an increasingly complex undertaking and producing SAFE, high quality and nourishing food are fundamental to our very existence.
Our FSSC22000, Pork360, ZA14 and DAFF 5 Star Abattoir accreditations bears testament to our unyielding commitment to food safety.
Weekly microbiological tests are conducted with an independent SANAS approved laboratory to ensure safe raw material input and safe final product.
The Health and Safety of our people as well as the environment is of paramount importance to us. Lynca Meats has an onsite canteen, as well as a clinic and nursing sister, who conducts scheduled check-ups on our employees. Internal, as well as independent health and safety and environmental responsibility consultants, ensure the highest level of compliance to this significant responsibility.
Our fully equipped Test Kitchen is a critical point of final evaluation to ensure that the quality of our product meets our stringent criteria before being released into the market.
Whilst we assure food safety and quality products (Quality Assurance) through Good Manufacturing Practices, the heart of bringing this to fruition lies in long-term relationships developed between all parties from farm to fork in the Quality Management chain. Lynca Meats prides itself in partnering with its suppliers and customers alike.
Organoleptic and specification evaluations are conducted on a daily basis with both your average consumer and qualified quality personnel to give balanced and unbiased feedback with regards to taste, smell, visual appearance and texture of products tested.