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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 [...]

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 [...]