Damhert is responsible for the development, production and distribution of functional, healthy food. This is food with a 'function', which the consumer can use in a preventive and supportive manner. We do business with respect for people, animals and the environment so that consumers can opt for healthy and more sustainable food. We make the highest quality products for the dietary shelf of every better supermarket in the BENELUX or online.
Grete Remen (CEO) strives for local production with an excellent Belgian quality. As a family business that's been on the front line of functional food for over 50 years, we too see globalisation reflected more and more in supermarkets. It is so important to act locally, because that way the ecological footprint is reduced.
Choose the local and healthy way!
As a food specialist, we recognise our pioneering role in creating a sustainable food system (across all departments: development, production, distribution and sales) that leads to a healthier and more enjoyable life for all. We want to guide and support the food industry with a range of dietary foods tailored to the needs of the consumer.
Because people choose Damhert today for different reasons (allergies and ailments, environment, quality assurance, etc.), the range has also grown noticeably. For example, a lot of people cannot tolerate gluten, we also have more and more diabetics and more and more people opting for a plant-based diet.
"We conduct our business with respect for people, animals and the environment in order to let consumers choose healthy and more sustainable food".
Respect for people, animals and the environment
We respect people by making healthy functional products that only have a positive impact on their bodies. Furthermore, we act from an animal-friendly perspective. We also try to keep the damage to the environment as small as possible, which results in a local business with Belgian quality.
Healthy and sustainable
Just like a real Damhertje we carefully select healthy food for you with an eye on the best quality. So you can always be sure that Damhert is your healthy sustainable food specialist.
Passion for healthy & functional food
Food has a major impact on the health of people, animals and the environment. Damhert stands for a concept to serve all those different groups of 'value-added eaters'. With our range of sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low-salt, organic and vegetarian/vegan food, Damhert has something for everyone! A number of very high quality food supplements complete this healthy range. The range is constantly being adapted to new needs, eating trends and other consumption habits. As an SME, we can respond to this alertly.
Local & Sustainable
By acting locally, we reduce our ecological footprint. As a company, we also invest continuously in the optimisation of our daily operations, automation, traceability, efficiency, quality, ... and all this with respect for people, animals and the environment. So that we can continue to offer our customers the best quality in terms of diet.
As a food specialist, we recognise our pioneering role in creating a sustainable food system (across all departments: development, production, distribution and sales) that leads to a healthier and more enjoyable life for all. We want to guide and support the food industry with our offer of healthy, functional and sustainable food.
The distribution of our products to the supermarket takes place via Damhert. We work with a system of 'full service merchandising': we supply the shops ourselves, place everything on the shelves ourselves and closely monitor sales through regular visits by our representatives to the more than 2500 sales points. So both customer and consumer have no worries or risks with Damhert.
We aim for local production with excellent Belgian quality. We are also proud to announce that Damhert obtains its certificates every year (Gluten, Bio, BRC), which guarantee the highest standard in terms of food safety, traceability and quality.
In 1998, British retailers developed a common standard for the entire sector. The British Retail Consortium Technical Standard and Protocol, known as the BRC. The BRC standard describes the hygiene and food safety requirements for the food processing companies that directly supply the retail sector. The inspections are carried out by independent certification bodies and BRC is recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). With a BRC quality mark, we therefore have an international food safety certificate in our hands. In this way, we can demonstrate that we have our food safety in order.
Damhert has been BRC certified since 2013. In May 2020, we obtained our latest BRC certificate, valid until October 2023. You can download our certificate here.
Anyone who produces food in a natural way is not allowed to use the term 'organic' just like that. This term has been legally protected since 1 July 2010. If you want to market food as 'organic', you must strictly comply with all legal provisions and you must register for a mandatory inspection. Our audit is carried out annually by Quality Partner, who are recognised by the competent authorities for the certification of operators active in the organic production method. This allows us to use the European BIO label and allows us to hold a BIO certificate. You can download our certificate here.
The Dutch Celiac Association has been working for people with celiac disease since the 1970s. In order to offer consumers a safe choice, the Dutch Celiac Association has developed a standard for suppliers of gluten-free foodstuffs. As a certified supplier, we may use the crossed grain trademark to demonstrate to consumers that we are a reliable supplier of safe products for the whole of Europe. You can download our certificate here.
Damhert in the heart of Limburg.
Our family business Damhert Nutrition is located at Kapelstraat 154, Heusden-Zolder (Belgium). This is where our dreams for the future are realised and where we, as a company, try to increase our impact even further.