What is a Halal certificate?

Akova Group was among the first companies in BiH to meet the requirements of halal standards and acquire the conditions for obtaining halal certificate. Halal certification does not only mean a halal approach to slaughtering of an animal. The halal standard is a much broader concept, which, among other things, has very strict requirements regarding animal welfare, production process hygiene, food safety, quality of feed, and the way animals are treated. The essence of halal certification is based on making and placing on the market a product that will not contain substances that can be harmful to human health, and at the same time incorporates the halal principle of slaughtering animals whose meat is part of the product. In addition to having a halal certificate for slaughtering animals and the finished product, our group also has a halal certificate for the feed, which means that the process of halal certification in our Group has been fully completed and that we adhere to the halal standard from farm to fork. Our Group has its own feed factory, where our experts pay great attention to the quality of feed for the chickens raised on our farms, which necessarily reflects on the quality of the final product, in this case chicken meat. In the production of animal feed, quality of cereals added to the feed is a top priority. High-quality soybean oil is added as a source of energy, all ingredients are free of genetically modified organisms, and each ingredient is of purely plant origin. No ingredients of animal origin are allowed in halal certification, and we do not use any.

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How many employees does Akova Group have?

Akova group currently has 1000 employees and direct cooperation with 100 subcontracting farms.

How do you conduct quality control?

We at Akova Group know that customers choose Ovako products because they believe that they are buying the safest product of top quality for their family and themselves. In this regard, the quality policy of our company is based on compliance with legal regulations as well as the requirements and expectations of our customers. Quality control in Ovako M. I. consists of a team of professional s who continuously monitor and guarantee a controlled process from farm to fork, which means that each level is controlled separately before moving on to the next. The quality and efficiency of our system implies the joint commitment of all employees at all levels within the company, through which we demand: • commitment to customer satisfaction • investment in professional staff • permanent elimination of causes of nonconformity • maintenance and continuous improvement of communication with suppliers, customers and others in the chain • continuous investment in new technologies • monitoring of market trends and investing in them What does the shelf-life indicated on a product packaging mean? When the packaging says: • Best before - this is used to mark the shelf-life of food that is not easily perishable. • Use by - represents the date by which the food must be consumed and beyond that date the food is considered unfit for use pursuant to Article 13 and 14 of the Law on Food (Official Gazette of BiH, 50/04). This marks the shelf-life of easily perishable food. The date has different forms: For food lasting not longer than three months, the day and month are indicated. For food lasting more than three months but no longer than 18 months, the month and year are indicated. For food lasting longer than 18 months, the year is indicated.

How do we guarantee good quality and safe product to our customers?

The primary goal of our company is the satisfaction of the end consumer, while the quality of our products is guaranteed by numerous certificates we have, namely: HACCP 2000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HALAL certificate.

How do we take care of the environment?

We are a company that pays special attention to the care and protection of the environment. We are the only private company in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has a water treatment system and its own rendering plant, thus preventing the waste we produce from polluting the environment in any way. We are a company that lives, works and operates here and one of our visions is to leave the best possible environment to future generations, which is further confirmed by the fact that we work in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard.

What spices do we use in production?

Our company has many years of experience and tradition in the production of meat products. We have developed a mixture of spices for each product, and the mixtures makes this product stand out on shelves throughout the region. Their exact composition remains our well-kept business secret. All spices that come to our warehouse come with certificates that guarantee their quality and origin, which is additionally checked by our company's quality control team.

What are the storage conditions for durable and semi-durable products?

Storage conditions are indicated on the declaration of each product. Semi-durable (pasteurized) products are stored at a temperature between 0 and + 4 °C, while durable (sterilized) products are stored at a temperature of up to + 25 °C.

How to use a product?

Way to use a product is indicated on the product label. Depending on the type of product, some products need to be heat-treated before use, which is certainly indicated on its label.