Certification

Made in Italy means a product which comes from a country with one of the most stringent systems of control and traceability for the food chain.

Here is the certification that we require from our producers:

VEGAN OK


products are self-certified by the producer without the involvement of independent third parties and following and abiding by the European standard UNI EN ISO 14021.

Declaring that the product conforms to the VEGANOK guidelines (www.veganok.com) the producer takes both legal and civil responsibility for his product, that adheres to specific ethical and environmental characteristics that, giving a guarantee to the consumer testifies that the product is free from anything of animal origin.


GLUTEN FREE - SPIGA BARRATA


The SPIGA BARRATA symbol on the packaging shows that the product has been verified by the Italian Coeliac Association as suitable for consumption for those with coeliac disease, i.e., that the quantity of gluten is less than 20 parts per million (ppm) as laid down by the Italian Ministry of Health.


GLUTEN FREE: ITALIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH



Italian certified "Gluten free" producers are registered with the Ministry of Health and authorised to produce and package gluten free products.

Behind the production process is a respect for all the provisions of the legislation in force, as well as the availability of an accredited laboratory for the monitoring of the product.


ORGANIC


Organic farming has at its core, aspects which are purely agronomic: the use of organic fertilizers, green manuring as a practice to improve the fertility of the soil, crop rotation and the use of preparations of only vegetable or mineral origin to combat problems which the plants may have.

The European logo for organic food is obligatory for all packaged products containing a minimum of 95% organic ingredients as provided for by EU regulation 834/2007.


BRC GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY


In 1998 the two main components of the Mass Market Retailers (MMR) in the UK decided to collaborate to develop an efficient system of inspection of suppliers. These were the British Retail Consortium, which represents the major UK retailers and UKAS, the main British accreditation organisation, giving rise to the BRC Standard, a certification in food safety recognized today throughout the world. This standard has been accepted by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) that covers more than 50 countries with the aim of reinforcing and promoting safe foodstuffs throughout the entire chain.


FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS


The ISO 22000:2005 standard (known in Italy as UNI EN ISO 22000) has become the point of reference for all producers and operators in the food sector. All the components of the chain, on a voluntary basis, have agreed to the establishment of the requirements for this sector and to harmonise all the national and international standards on the management of food safety, hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).