Nutrition and Wellness

Milk expiration

The "fresh" milk that the consumer can buy from the fridge can have a shelf life of about 20 days and maintain the organoleptic and sensory characteristics similar to those of fresh milk. To better understand why we start from the definition of milk, according to the EC Regulation n. 853/2004. Raw milk is defined as "milk produced by the [...]

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 [...]

Organic, Biologico

Organic certification: the new Regulation will start from January 2022

In recent years, organic farming has aroused great interest in consumers and awareness of the potential benefits of the organic method has grown, especially of an environmental nature. More and more companies are modifying their products, working on their external perception, so as to make them reach the customer as part of a message that speaks of respect for [...]

USA export: food labeling

Food labelling in the USA is regulated by the FDA (CFR 21.101). The standard establishes a totally different type of labelling from that valid in the EU for the positioning of information and for its relative importance. Sometimes for marketing and communication needs companies tend to include in the labels of food products to be exported to the United States, statements, [...]

Vegan products: how to certify them to ensure the protection of companies and consumers

Whether it's for health, respect for animals, environmental protection, or the desire to experiment with new eating styles, we are facing an important change: people are tending to increasingly avoid eating meat and fish, and animal-derived foods, and prefer a "plant-based" diet. Meat production takes up 80% of agricultural land and contributes to about one fifth of all man-made greenhouse [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]