Do you have any questions? You might find the answer below in our Questions & Answers section.

If you can't find your answer here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What's the best way of storing Zandvliet products?

Zandvliet products are best stored in a refrigerator at 4-7°C. 

Once opened, products have limited shelf life. Shelf life depends on the type of product, please consult the package for more information.

Can I still eat a product past the expiration date?

Zandvliet products meet strict quality standards. As soon as the expiry date has passed, we can no longer guarantee the quality of a product.

How can I tell whether a product has gone bad?

You can often tell just by looking at it. But not always. We therefore advise you not to consume any product that looks, smells or tastes unusual.

We also advise you to take into account the following points:

  • Your product is best stored and used in accordance with the information on the package. 
  • Please note the expiration date.
  • The packaging needs to be undamaged so that no oxygen can reach the product.
  • Has the packaging film been damaged? Does it make a crackling sound or move easily if you pull it gently? Then we advise you not to consume the product.
  • And what if the product and packaging are still vacuum-packed but you can see a milky fluid inside? Then the product will probably smell sour as well. We advise you not to consume the product.

What do food hypersensitivity, allergy and intolerance mean?

Food hypersensitivity means that if a person eats a certain type of food or food component, this will trigger a negative physical reaction. Food allergies and food intolerance are examples of this.

All Zandvliet products are free from gluten. This is strictly monitored.

Food allergies are mostly caused by hypersensitivity to

  • cow's milk
  • soy
  • eggs
  • fruit
  • peanuts
  • tree nuts (such as hazelnuts)
  • (shell)fish
  • gluten
  • celery
  • mustard

Common allergic reactions indicating hypersensitivity include

  • itching
  • runny nose
  • coughing
  • difficulty breathing
  • What are the most common allergies?

The two most common allergies are lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance.

Lactose intolerance

Lactose or milk sugar is the main carbohydrate found in milk. Lactose intolerant persons cannot digest lactose. 

Common symptoms of lactose intolerance include:

  • nausea
  • cramps
  • bloating
  • flatulence
  • diarrhea

Gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)

Gluten intolerant persons cannot digest gluten. Gluten are specific protein composites found in certain grain species, such as

  • wheat
  • rye
  • spelt
  • oats
  • Khorasan wheat
  • There are clear indications that coeliac disease is hereditary. 5-10% percent of first degree relatives of gluten intolerant persons are hypersensitive to gluten as well. This may include parents, children and siblings of coeliac patients.

What are E numbers or additives?

E numbers are food additives approved by the European Union (EU). These substances have been researched carefully and do not cause health damage. They have been found safe for human consumption for specific uses.