To ensure the highest product quality it is necessary to implement rigorous quality controls. The raw and auxiliary materials entering our production plant are subject to quality control, rejecting all those that do not meet the requirements and limits set by our Quality department.

Throughout the production process samples are continuously collected and analyzed in the plant’s laboratory. Before reaching the market, finished and packaged products are checked to ensure that every product meets our quality requirements and specifications.

We have our own laboratory where we conduct daily microbiological, physicochemical and organoleptic/sensory analysis on raw materials, products in process and finished products.

For other tests that require more sophisticated instrumentation we have the support of specialized external laboratories.

The Quality Control applied at Nederland, S.A. ensures that the final products have the highest possible quality and that they meet our specifications and our customers’ requirements.


Nederland S.A. has a quality assurance system based on the prerequisites and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) under applicable law and standards of Codex Alimentarius in all food products derived from the processing of cocoa beans.

The HACCP management system has been certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance in accordance with Alimentarius Codex CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev.: 4 - 2003.

I + D

Nederland, S.A. has a R&D team dedicated to develop new formulas for cocoa powder, cocoa butter and cocoa mass/liquor with different characteristics in order to offer our customers and potential customers products that best suit their specific needs in terms of market requirements.

Nederland’s production plant is build to allow changes in the process and on the various stage parameters. In this way, our technicians are open to new ideas or projects and implement them on an industrial scale for better development and continuous improvement.

Our Technical Department is permanently updated on market evolution, trends and industry up-to-date news so it is aware of customer concerns regarding the development of new products. In addition, the team is always open to collaborate and advise our clients.

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