Food safety

Chemical food contaminants: MOAH and MOSH

Chemical food contaminants are defined as chemical substances not intentionally added to food and feed that may be present in them as a result of various steps in their processing or transportation. Chemical contaminants are: heavy metals; inhibiting substances; residues of previous plant protection products in primary production; chemical migration substances from contact surfaces and packaging materials that are not [...]

Packaging and communication: information and indications for export

In almost every country in the world, Italian food products are synonymous with quality and excellence, and are particularly appreciated by consumers. For this reason, the foreign market has always been an excellent commercial channel for Italian companies. It is therefore necessary to remember that the label of a food for markets other than ours, has profound differences compared to [...]

HACCP: a guarantee for companies and consumers

The concept of food safety is defined by the EC Regulation n. 178/2002 which establishes the general principles and requirements of food legislation, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and sets procedures in the field of food safety. This concept must have as its first objective necessarily the welfare of the consumer, who must receive a healthy product, free from [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]