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Frequently Asked Questions

Jazeker, u kunt onze snacks bereiden in oven met grill. Omdat er diverse merken en types op de markt zijn* adviseren wij voor de baktijden en de bakinstructies  uw gebruikershandleiding van uw oven met grill te raadplegen. 

  Minuten      ºC
Bitterbal           18   190
Frikandel 13   250
Kroket 20   190
Bamischijf 23   190
Kipnugget  9   250

 

Schnitzel 9  250

 

De genoemde tijden zijn gemiddelden. Daarom adviseren wij u de exacte bereidingstijd even uit te proberen.

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No, our products are meant for everyone. We achieve this by banning allergens in our commodities. So no separate meals for people with an allergy or intolerance, but eating all together from the same product.

Yes, the products of VA Foods are definitely fit for a healthy lifestyle. Our products contain less salt and have no flavour enhancers (MSG, glutamate) or dyes. Only products from nature are used.

Buckwheat is rich of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and various minerals such as magnesium. (Source: Nutrition Centre)

Health Booster:

While rice and corn – two gluten-free alternatives – have a relatively high glycemic index, buckwheat has a much smaller impact on blood sugar. While eating buckwheat, your blood sugar does not rise sky high and does not give you that sluggish feeling. Buckwheat is very rich in fibers, which makes you more satisfied and will cause less likely for you to grab a snack. Buckwheat has also a beneficial effect on our arteries. The pseudo grain is rich of rutin, a substance which strengthens the capillaries and helps against inflammations and infections. Studies show that regular consumption of buckwheat has a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels. And there’s more. In addition to iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper, buckwheat contains also a lot of magnesium: a mineral that reduces the risk of high blood pressure, and is known for its sedative effect. The high presence of proteins in buckwheat also makes it a very interesting food for vegetarians. In conclusion, these grains have many advantages. Thus, reason enough for using those in our products. (Source: Good Feeling)

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Yes, we find it important that you can eat together. This includes Halal. Our chicken nuggets are therefore Halal certified.

The average American eats daily 9-10 grams of salt, while you really should not eat more than 6 grams a day (Source: Nutrition Centre). Salt is used in many products and is therefore difficult to avoid. But eating les salt is important. With products containing less salt you will get a healthier life.

Lovage is also known as Maggi Plant. With Lovage you can reduce the salt value in your food and brings flavours out. Lovage is also good for digestion. (Source: Wikipedia and environmental health)

Yes, you can prepare our snacks in the AirFryer. Because there are several brands and types of AirFryers on the market*, we recommend to check baking times and baking instructions on your manual of your AirFryer.

To avoid cross-contamination, we recommend only to bake no-allergen-containing products in the AirFryer. Watch the instruction video for more information how to warm the snacks.

  minutes ºC
Bitterbal 9 200
Frikandels 6 200
Croquet 11 200
Bami disks 17 200

 

* We have merely tested AirFryer type Phillips D9240. Other brands can operate in such a way that the preparation of our products fails and baking times may vary **. If so we would like to hear from you.

** These times are averages. Therefore, we advise you to try out the exact cooking time on your type of AirFryer.

For best quality, we always recommend to follow the preparation advice on the packaging.

In addition to sales in the Netherlands and Belgium, the products are also available in Germany, Luxembourg, France, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. The products are available in the following webshops:

The-Dutchmann

Je Mag het Hebben

Real Dutchfood

 

In many croquets, in order to counteract loss of color of the meat, sodium nitrite (E250), also known as Colorozo salt, was added. Colorozo salt van even enhance the color of the meat. That is why your visual experience is different, while the same percentage of meat is handled.

VA Foods processes beef croquets and meatballs with 20% fresh meat. This equates to 12.5% cooked meat. By preparing the meat our self, VA Foods van exclude salt and dyes. This way you will not be eating unnecessary nutrients.

Vegan (vegan) is a lifestyle where people seeks to avoid eating animal products. This includes meat, gelatine, fur and vitamin D3. The origin of Vitamin D3 is often animal. These and other ingredients of animal origin are therefore avoided.

All products of VA foods without meat are mostly vegan. The vegan products are recognizable by the logo and the green banner on the packaging

VA Foods makes a clear distinction between vegetarian and meat products. Vegetarian products are recognizable by the green banner. Meat products have an orange banner. Our vegetarian products are mostly vegan products, where there are no animal ingredients included.

VA Foods does not process the following allergens. In addition, they are well below the standard recognized by VITAL 2. As a result, the products are:

  • gluten (including wheat -free)
  • lactose
  • milk
  • nuts
  • peanut
  • lupine
  • egg
  • crustaceans and molluscs
  • soya
  • celery
  • coriander
  • glutamate
  • legume

The outlets can be found on the page: selling points.

VA Foods is working on sustainability and corporates socially responsible. Thus VA Foods makes products that almost everyone can and should eat, because eating is a social affair. In addition, we made every effort to avoid food waste. Food in our company is never thrown away. It may be that there is too much or even extra food was produced. If there was too much food made, we always distributed it to food banks. In terms of transportation, environmental pollution and CO2 emissions are reduced by combining transport as much as possible in the area. This way, emission is limited. Also in terms of finances, we collaborate with a sustainable bank: “Triodos. They disclaim to be number one of the world in most sustainable banks. VA Foods will of course continue to corporate social responsibility.

Yes, they are there for a reason. A good preparation in accordance with the recommendations, guarantees the quality and gets you a better product

It is crucial to know which foods is out of the question. When in doubt, select safe products from VA Foods, because they are precisely designed for a wide range of diets (including these allergies: gluten, lactose, egg, soy, nuts and lupine). Hygiene, both personal and in the kitchen, is a must in the preparation of the products.

The Vital 2 are standard which indicates the limits for safe use. For each ingredient it has been established what the maximum amount is for safe consummation. Independent research has shown that all products of VA Foods fit well within the prescribed limits and are not even measurable by the laboratory or they are under the limit. VA Foods processes exclude any of the following products. The official limit values are as follows:

  • Gluten <20 ppm.
  • Milk
  • B-Lactogloline <5 ppm.
  • Casein <0.5 ppm.
  • Ei <1 ppm.
  • Soy <31 ppm.
  • Fish <3 ppm.
  • Peanut <6 ppm.
  • Notes <3 ppm.
  • Sesame <6 ppm.
  • Shellfish <310 ppm.
  • Lupin <125 ppm.
  • Mustard <2 ppm.
  • Lactose <200 ppm.

NB.: All the above values indicate the maximum amount per kg (ppm = parts per million).

VA Foods works with a strict protocol which every company should honour. This starts with raw material suppliers: the products of VA Foods are checked for allergens. It is guaranteed that the products do not contain allergens. Our products have been extensively tested by an accredited laboratory. All our products score far below the limits set by the VITAL – 2 standard. The scores are not even measurable by the laboratory or is under the limit. Of course, we continue to monitor our products, because only then we can guarantee safety and quality. Learn more about our security procedures? Than please contact us.

People who get symptoms from eating gluten have an intolerance to gluten. Gluten proteins and are found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. The name for it is Celiac disease.

Milk products contains lactose. It is a sugar, and is therefore also called milk sugar. Lactose can also be found in products that are made of milk: yogurt, cottage cheese, pudding, mousse, whipped cream, crème fraiche and so on. Lactose is also often seen in meats, biscuits, chips, etc.

The only correct way to pronounce the name VA Foods is by naming the letters V & A separately.

We are happy to answer questions about our products, so please us. VA Foods is the easiest to reach by contact form. Of course VA Foods also be reached by phone at 0031 (0) 85 7607100. In addition, you also can contact us by sending a letter.

Our address is:

VA Foods
P.O. Box 24
6100 AA Echt
, Netherlands

VA Foods
P.O. Box 3
3680 Maaseik, Belgium

VA Foods strives to answer every question within 14 weekdays.

If you use a letter, it will take us several more days to response.