The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Pifarré Foundation, and SERHS Food have renewed the collaboration agreement that both entities have had for a few years to promote, develop, manage and disseminate biomedical research and research training in the field of health sciences, mainly in Lleida.
SERHS Food for more than 40 years has shown a special commitment to society and the economic and social environment. In the case of Lleida, the company has a special implantation that has recently increased with the management of the food service of new centres such as the Mental Health Hospital and the Almacelles de San Juan de Dios’ Assistance Centre in Tierras de Lleida and they have joined to the Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida University Hospital (HUAV) and the Santa María Hospital’s socio-sanitary complex. In the education field, SERHS Food has been providing the food service for more than 4 years at the Claver Raimat School (Lleida Jesuits) of more than 1.300 students, a reference centre in the area.
IRBLleida also supports the research groups that work at the University of Lleida and the Leridano Health System, to investigate relevant diseases such as cancer, strokes, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, pleura, aging, nervous system, cardiovascular system, disorders and respiratory infections, mental disorders, among others. It has almost five hundred people related to the research, and brings together biomedical research in Lleida, both in the health field and in the university field. Since it was established in 2004, the scientific activity of IRB Lleida has multiplied and has the support of more than one hundred and sixty companies and entities from Lleida, with the help of which the search of its groups has given important results, as it has made it possible to better understand these diseases and improve their diagnosis and treatment.
This July 2020, Bioibérica’s new corporate offices have come into operation in Esplugues de Llobregat.
For more than 25 years, SERHS Food has already provided the food service that the company has had at the Palafolls plant. In Esplugues, the staff’s dining hall stands out by the offer of healthy products, with balanced food based in the Mediterranean diet and different gastronomic options. The individual satisfaction of each user prevails offering different diets according to their needs. Coffee breaks, work lunches and other events are also planned. The sustainable vision of the activity, deeply rooted in Bioibérica, has been very present in the service in aspects such as the installation of water fountains, consumption of km0-ecological products and the use of single-use-bio-compostable material, among other actions.
In this sense, Eudec’s fifth range dishes, used as a help in the kitchen and which are made in SERHS Food’s high-performance kitchen in Mataró, are a good example -another ingredient- also in efficiency and reduction of impact on CO2 (3 times less electricity consumption than traditional kitchen), minimization of waste (100% recyclable tray) and optimization of food waste, avoiding it. SERHS Food has more than 40 years of trajectory, a team with 2.550 employees and it is the first and only collective catering company in Spain certified in the food safety FSSC 22000 norm.
Bioibérica, founded in 1975, is a global company in the life sciences sector that is committed to improving the health and well-being of people, animals, and plants. They specialize in the identification, extraction, and development of biomolecules of animal origin, which are transformed into high-quality products for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, veterinary, animal nutrition and agricultural industries. They have a team of more than 400 professionals, 9 production centres and they sell in more than 80 countries.
SERHS food, collective catering company, responsible for the management of food service in hundreds of schools, hospitals, residences and companies, leader and pioneer in the preparation of cooked dishes of 5th range for commercial and collective catering, has obtained the “Food Safety System Certification 22000 “, for its High Performance Kitchen (CAR), awarded by Intertek. With this certification, we reinforce the commitment to quality and rigor in the preparation of cooked dishes, in which the experience of more than 30 years positions us as indisputable leaders in variety and specialization for this type of products in collective catering.
The FSSC 22000, aim to ensure consumer protection, having a standardized system to ensure the integrity and safety of each link in the food chain.
The certification provides great value in the future because of its international recognition and the guarantees it offers in security, food defense and food fraud.
Developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, the FSSC 22000 certification represents a new approach to food safety risk management throughout the supply chain and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), composed by world leaders experts in the food industry.
SERHS food becomes the first and only collective catering company at the state level, to be recognized through this certification, which is designed to promote international harmonization and transparency in food safety standards. As indicated by Raimon Bagó, SERHS food’s General Director, “this certification supports our continuous improvement in terms of systems and processes. The certification, in addition, allows an easy implementation based on food safety standards”.
The FSSC 22000, together with the other certifications that SERHS Food has, guarantees our company on its path towards excellence in food production and customer service.
During the next 25, 26, 27 and 28 of February, the Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona. This is the worldwide reference event on mobile phone technologies and the space where mobile service providers and distributors offer the latest innovations in the industry. As in previous years this congress is expected to be a success in terms of assistance, where tendencies that will mark this 2019 will be presented.
For the second consecutive year, ARCS Catering, SERHS Food’s high-cuisine business line will provide the service and gastronomic offer of the Spanish pavilion for almost 60 companies, as well as for the institutional personalities that will be present.
More than 500 services are planned between breakfasts, lunches and snacks, as well as the permanent service of snacks and drinks during the four days of the congress. ARCS Catering has prepared a gastronomic proposal accompanied by the best waiters with proven experience and led by the head of events at SERHS Food.
The Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona since 2006 and organized by the GSMA Association, is a networking space in which all participants present a large number of conferences and where the catering services play a fundamental role in generating the necessary confidence for the organizers. In 2018 the fair was visited by more than 107,000 people. In this context, the experience of SERHS Food and the quality of the high-cuisine management of ARCS Catering, will guarantee success for the second year in a row.
On June 14th, Castelldefels Castle hosted the 1st Conference of the Foodservice Cluster of Catalonia dedicated to innovation under the heading “Innovation Day” with the aim of putting the focus on the latest trends and uses of ICT in the feeding sector. Raimon Bagó, general director of SERHS Food, has participated in this meeting to explain that “technology has helped us to adapt to the individual needs of users” in the field of collective catering.
For SERHS Food general director, “when it comes to making a meal, we have to put the person and their uniqueness at the centre of our activity. This is what a kitchen like the High Performance one of Mataró allows us to produce today”. The High-Performance Kitchen that SERHS Food launched in the capital of Maresme was precisely thought and designed to offer a kitchen tailored to the individual needs of the users of collective catering. For this reason, its facilities allow the elaboration of specific recipes, for example, crushed, textured and allergen-free meals, among others.
SERHS Food bets for its collective catering service to become a reference in the preparation of recipes aimed, essentially, to individual satisfaction, while responding to nutritional criteria within a varied and rich food proposal. In addition, as Raimon Bagó explains, “this is what makes us different from the rest, thinking about the uniqueness, the diversity of each of our users. And all this, with the maximum guarantees of food safety, product quality and efficient and professional management”.
Raimon Bagó, Foodservice Cluster of Catalonia new president
The day also served so that Raimon Bagó, until now vice-president of the entity, left chosen like new president. In his speech he thanked the trust placed and strongly highlighted the work done by the president so far, Jaume von Aren, who valued the commitment and dedication of the first years.
The new president of the entity highlighted the new challenges that Cluster Foodservice has today and the obligation not to lower the standards. “Work and collaborate with the 53 companies that are part of this organisation, to continue drawing, defining and strengthening the strategic lines of Cluster Foodservice in the coming years”.
Since its establishment, in January 2014, Cluster Foodservice has contributed to forge the relationship with all the companies that are part of it. Companies of diverse scope such as production, logistics, collective catering, new technologies or research and knowledge. This diversity is the great strength of this transversal and dynamic sector, which at the same time involves a strong complexity of coordination and management.
It is estimated that the number of people within Europe who suffer some type of food allergy ranges between 11 and 26 million. If we extrapolate this data to everyone, it is estimated that between 220 and 520 million people suffer from a food allergy and this represents a major global burden for health. It is at Spanish level, where Eudec, SERHS Food specialized brand in traditional prepared dishes, takes advantage of this need to help this segment of the population with a new catalogue of 15 prepared dishes free of allergens.
All references in the new catalogue are suitable for coeliacs. Beyond gluten, the three foods that produce more allergies among children in Spain are eggs, cow’s milk and fish. However, this new Eudec project includes prepared dishes free of any of the 14 allergens defined by the Spanish Food Information Law, with which the proposal represents an important advance in the “Ready to Eat” kitchen offer.
Experience of Eudec and SERHS Food in the development of products for coeliacs
SERHS Food has an independent kitchen that guarantees the absence of allergens in food. The allergen-free production line of the High-Performance Kitchen of Mataró is independent and autonomous from the rest of the plant; since only the cardboard removal area is shared. It is therefore defined as a complete production line, which has its own cooking, preparation and packaging areas, avoiding 100% allergen contamination.
The first 15 allergen-free mono-ration dishes include various creations of vegetable cream, rice, quinoa salad, macaroni, gilthead or veal burger among others. All of them elaborated in a traditional way with proximity and seasonal products.
Corporate&Events SERHS Food business unit, dedicated to event organisation, presents a new website. Following the strategy based on remarking Castell Jalpí and ARCS Catering contrasts on its differing offert, SERHS Food has decided to create two independent websites. Although both business have mutual feedback, they generate different goals and, therefore, a corporative image change on the strategy was strongly necessary. ARCS Catering new website is entirely visual and direct and notably improves user experience navigation.
This new website is structured in 6 categories in which there is gastronomic information and a small brief of different business celebrations, corporative events and wedding proposals. Furthermore, it offers a wide range of spaces where ARCS Catering manages its event caterings preferentially.
With ARCS Catering website renovation, we present a user experience integral vision focused on multi-device navigation, taking the “responsive device” (adapted to mobile devices) as a currently web design reference guide.
Thanks to this incorporation, this web design adapts to the device size and text, image and video dimensions get actualized on its own in a way that is perfectly legible and avoids text and image overlapping areas.
We invite you to visit it on www.arcscatering.com