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Product authenticity and food fraud

Italian food is loved and appreciated all over the world, synonymous with quality, culture and tradition. Precisely for this reason our culinary excellences are often the subject of food fraud and many products passed off with the “made in Italy” brand turn out to be a poor copy of our specialties. Foods that do not comply with food safety standards, [...]

Food supplements: a contribution to well-being

Food supplements are defined by sector legislation (Directive 2002/46 / EC, implemented with the legislative decree 21 May 2004, n. 169) as: "Food products intended to supplement the common diet and which constitute a concentrated source of nutrients , such as vitamins and minerals, or other substances having a nutritional or physiological effect, in particular, but not exclusively, amino [...]

Pet Food: healthy and safe food for our four-legged friends

Over the years, pets are considered real family members and it is increasingly evident that their role in the community is also growing in importance. Most owners are aware of the fundamental function that nutrition has for the health and well-being of their furry companions. Knowledge of the nutritional needs, specific to each stage of the growth of our [...]

Environment and packaging: legal requirements and extension to adapt labels

On 11 September 2020, Legislative Decree 3 September 2020, n. 116, which transposes EU directive 2018/851 on waste and EU directive 2018/852 relating to packaging and packaging waste, in force since September 26, 2020. The new Legislative Decree provides that all packaging is "appropriately labeled according to procedures established by the applicable UNI technical standards and in compliance with [...]

Nutrition Labels: how to choose food products in an informed and responsible way

Food labels are the only tool available to the consumer to guide their choices among the crowded supermarket shelves. They represent an effective communication tool and understanding them allows you to make more informed purchases. By providing information on the real characteristics of the product, the ingredients used and the quality, without obviously misleading, food labels allow you to [...]

Health and safety at work: the Risk Assessment Document

According to Article 17 of Legislative Decree no. 81/08 among the activities that cannot be delegated by the Employer there is the so-called Risk Assessment. All companies with at least one worker are, in fact, required to map out the risks to the health and safety of workers in the company. The Employer, supported by the Head of Prevention and [...]

IFS Food Version 7: the characteristics of the new standard

IFS Food is an International Standard, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), for assessing the conformity of products and processes in relation to food safety and quality. The goal of IFS Food certification is to assess whether a manufacturer's process activities are capable of producing a product that is safe, legal and compliant with customer specifications. This [...]

Preserves: how to avoid the dangers in home preparations

One of the most ancient Italian culinary traditions that still finds a great use today for its typical territorial characteristics is the preparation of domestic preserves: vegetables and vegetables in oil, pickled or in brine, jams with all types of fruit, sauces. Domestic preserves are not difficult preparations, but they can become “dangerous” or in any case represent a risk [...]

Active packaging: how to improve shelf life

Many foods are sensitive to oxygen which is directly or indirectly responsible for their deterioration. In many cases, in fact, the alterations are caused by oxidation reactions or by the presence of aerobic microorganisms. The presence of oxygen (O2) in food packaging is mainly due to failures in the packaging process, such as gas mixtures containing oxygen residues or inefficient [...]

After the lockdown in Italy there is a boom in Temporary Manager

Sometimes an external figure is needed to accelerate company growth, with a different point of view and that experience and professionalism, capable of guiding the company in its development path in the best possible way. This is why in moments of major corporate crisis, production slowdown or simply when you want to expand your business, conquer new markets or launch [...]