Full traceablility and control of the raw material
Import-Export J.A.Szałas developed a system of cultivation, preparation, labeling and cold storage of the purchased raw hops. We trace the origin and history of each lot of bales that comes to our premises. Such a perfectly organized traceability system matches excellently the entire supply chain of the breweries, from a hop plantation to the beer bottle.
ASSISTANCE IN SELECTION
OF SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS
FOR PLANT PROTECTION
TRACEABILITY OF THE RAW
MATERIAL FROM THE PLANTATION
TO THE FINISHED PRODUCT
CONTROL OF QUALITY
PARAMETERS AT HOPS
All growers cooperating with our company are covered by full-fledged hops contracts, ensuring transaction security for both parties. Under contracts with J.A.Szałas, the grower gains many benefits.
In order to ensure the highest quality of raw material, the Szałas agro project was established to provide full consulting and distribution of professional products for plant nutrition and biostimulation, used for all kinds of crops, including organic ones.
Raw hops quality control
Our partner growers are obliged to comply with the rules of hop protection and the recommendations related to the technique of harvesting, drying and packing of the raw material. In order to guarantee safe collection of hops, moisture content is measured, organoleptic testing and samples are taken to analyze the α-acid content of each lot of a given variety of hops from each grower.
From the field to the dispatch of the goods, each raw hops package is properly labeled to identify the plot, grower and variety. In addition, the harvest date and quality parameters are checked and the data are assigned to each hop lot. With these activities we are able to trace the history of each package stored in our warehouse.
Hops is packed in standardized, factory clean RB60 type bags, which helps to optimize the storage and transport of finished goods lots. Hops is stored in warehouses under appropriate conditions, in batches ready for transport. J.A.Szałas company assists its producers in the certification process of hops.