Tag - Food Safety

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I vantaggi delle certificazioni per un'azienda

Certifications: why should it be certified?

The success of a company depends on the strategic decisions it makes every day. In fact, acquiring quality management systems capable of reducing corporate complexity and certifying its products can, in fact, mark the future of a company in a positive way. System and product certifications Before going into the question, it is good to first make a distinction between [...]

EU Regulation n. 2018/775: obligation of origin on the label from 1 April 2020

EU Regulation 2018/775 introduced the obligation to specify on the label the indication of the country of origin or place of provenance: in the event that the omission of such indication could mislead the consumer with regard to the country of origin and the actual place of origin of the food and in particular if, as a whole, the [...]

Understanding the rules of food labeling

To obtain a high level of consumer health protection and ensure their right to information, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have issued Regulation (EU) n. 2011/1169 concerning the supply of food information to consumers. Regulation (EU) n. 1169 /11 imposes clear, understandable and legible labeling for the consumer; the information must be visually accessible to [...]

The Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625: new rules and fields of application

The new regulation on official controls will come into force on December 14, 2019: EU Reg. No. 2017/625 which aims to ensure the application of food and feed legislation and the rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products. The purpose of this regulation is to establish a harmonized framework of the European Union for [...]