Uncompromising quality

Infant Drinking Milk from bottle

Quality management

Some of the world’s biggest brands choose to work with us because they feel a sense of assurance about the proven capability of our quality and supply-chain traceability systems. That level of trust is down to our management of quality at every stage of our business – from the pasturelands that feed our herds, to the standards we uphold in our plants.

Glanbia Ireland Closed loop supply chain

Traceability from Grassland to Customer

To ensure the products and ingredients we create are of the highest quality, we maintain control and oversight of our entire supply chain, ensuring full traceability from grassland to customer.

  • Controlled feed supply – Our Agribusiness units supply feed to our milk suppliers.
  • Soil and grassland management – Our farmers programme inputs grass quality measurements into a computerised system which helps them plan the best nutrition for their cows.
  • Herd Health – We provide farmers with early disease-screening mechanisms and all our animals are inspected and certified by a veterinarian.
  • Quality from farm to factory – We carefully assess every batch of milk against a number of quality parameters at our accredited labs.
Pipes in a factory

High-care processing plants

To deliver on our ethos of ‘uncompromising quality’ our plants are built to meet the highest possible standards. From the design of our plants to the principles we operate by, our rigorous qualification process and carefully controlled environments provide the capability to perfectly match microbiological, physical property, nutrient and sensory customer specifications.

Glanbia Ireland truck collecting milk from a family farm

Managed logistics

To ensure the milk that comes through our gates is always of the highest quality, we manage our own logistics. Our tankers are equipped with the latest technology to ensure our milk arrives at our production facilities in optimal condition. Milk quality is tested at the farm and again on arrival at the plant.