Having a clear understanding of the processes involved in food production used to be simple and readily available for the daily consumer. In today’s fast-paced and heavily competitive climate, this has unfortunately become a concept of the past. As supply chains have become more complex and multinational, many producers skip out on explaining how their products are made, allowing them to use unethical and unsustainable practices behind their consumers’ backs. For the consumer to know what is entailed in each step of the supply chain for the production of their favourite products helps them to make informed decisions about the food entering their body. This process is called supply chain transparency. Supply chain transparency includes labour rights, product integrity, and environmental responsibility. At Herbyvore, traceability is made a top priority, so that our customers are aware that they are getting a true and sustainable bang for their buck.
HerbYvore’s pea paneer is made from peas farmed in Canada, which are then transported under minimal cold chain conditions to Singapore. It is then locally manufactured under the highest hygiene and quality standards into the paneer blocks available for purchase at your local NTUC Finest. Herbyvore’s parent company, Agrocorp, specialises in the trade of staple food products like pulses and wheat, so you can ensure that the pea protein is being transported in good hands.
The labour involved with creating pea paneer begins in Canada, where farmers are strategically contracted to produce high-quality pea protein in our processing plant in Saskatchewan. Maintaining good relationships and contact with our Canadian farmers ensures social sustainability, allowing for workers’ rights and safe conditions. Our pea paneer has been given numerous certifications by reputable agencies to ensure product integrity of all sorts. Our protein extraction plant in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan was HACCP certified by the Canadian Grain Commission for ensured food safety management and food quality. Closer to home, our local manufacturing processes and final product are certified by Singapore Food Agency for maximum quality, and the Pea Paneer is also Halal Certified. These certifications guarantee and contribute to product integrity, which is a key component of supply chain transparency and ultimately sustainability.
Environmental responsibility is of key importance to sustainability achievement. Recognizing the input and footprint of production is followed by constructing methods to limit these, subsequently limiting damage to the environment. Performing all steps of the supply chain using the least environmental footprint is the goal of environmental responsibility. Pea Paneer is already a sustainable product because of its use of pea protein over dairy. Pea paneer uses less than half the amount of water and land input than dairy paneer, and a quarter of its carbon emissions. Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Herbyvore.