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TRO-Kost GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of dried vegetables, herbs and mushrooms for the food, animal feed and pharmaceutical industries. Our customers can expect from us the very best quality at attractive, competitive prices.
Depending on requirements, we provide you with different cuts (flakes, cubes, granulate, powder) or individual blends according to customer specifications and recipes.

From farming and processing through to dispatch – we provide you with everything from a single source.

Sustainability

Where possible, the vegetables for our dried products are farmed from our own fields and processing is done in our drying facility. By doing so, we avoid long transport routes and protect the environment. Waste separation and recycling is just as natural to us as reducing our energy needs and using modern and energy saving technology. We source non-domestic products from around the world and prepare them according to European standards.
This is how we are able to offer you sustainable valuable and healthy products.

Quality

In order to provide you with the best quality, we have a quality system according to the standard FSSC ISO 22000, which ensures that all valid regulations and laws are complied with. This is checked and confirmed in regular external audits and numerous customer audits.
Our employees are regularly trained and continuously educated.

Our laboratories

  • Analytical/sensory laboratory: Incoming goods inspections, in-process inspections (sieve analyses, residual moisture, sand content, colour, etc.)
  • Microbiological laboratory: incoming goods inspections, in-process inspections (total bacteria count, yeast & mould, enterobacter, E. coli, coliform, etc.), salmonella monitoring as part of all goods receipts based on an accredited rapid test

Certificates

  • AbCert
  • Bioland
  • TÜV
  • Kosher certification
  • Halal certification
  • Kosher Germany certificate
  • Food Safety System Certification 22000
1984
Foundation of trokost GmbH by Heinz-Peter Schmidt and Wolfgang Kocher
1985
Start of developing global raw material sources together with sister company Silva International Inc., USA as well as farming own vegetables in Germany; first stages of processing raw materials from around the world on 8 production lines
1988
Start of vegetable growing with contract partners in different parts of the world, e.g. Eastern Europe, Asia, South America
1989
In-house drying facility (2nd 5-belt dryer installed)
1993
Opening of the branch in Saxony-Anhalt
1994
Certification according to DIN ISO-9002
1998/99
Technical improvements, e.g. installation of a colour sorting facility (Sortex); installation of a steam sterilisation facility
2000
“Bioland” certification
2004
New microbiological laboratory at the Steigra factory; establishment of new warehouses
2005
Second in-house drying facility goes into operation
2006
Launch of the new sterilisation system; Heinz-Peter Schmidt leaves TROKost GmbH and Wolfgang Kocher becomes the sole shareholder
2007
Further expansion measures in the microbiological laboratory; 1st participation in the “BioFach” trade fair
2008
Expansion of existing drying capacity
2009
General NOP and Bio-Suisse certification received Expansion of storage capacity by 1500 m² to a total of approx. 6500 m²; extension of in-house farming in pot-herbs and root vegetables
2013
Food Safety System Certification 22000 received (ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22002-1:2009, plus additional requirements of FSSC 22000)
 

The source of our raw materials is recorded in detail to ensure complete traceability.
Our employees continue to acquire additional skills through regular training and further education.

Analytical/sensory laboratory

  • Incoming goods inspections
  • • In-process inspections (sieve analyses, residual moisture, sand content, colour, etc.)

Microbiological laboratory

  • Incoming goods inspections
  • In-process inspections (total bacteria count, yeast & mould, enterobacter, E. coli, coliform, etc.)
  • • Salmonella monitoring as part of all goods receipts based on an accredited rapid test

Certifications

  • FSSC 22000:2010
  • HACCP
  • Kosher 
  • Halal
  • Bioland
  • Biosuisse
  • AbCert

The certificates are available in our download centre.