The good quality of the oil…
The good quality of the oil…
Specific global standard for the safety of food products
The objective of the BRC certification is to ensure the quality and safety of food products offered to consumers by GDO suppliers and retailers.
The BRC global standard for agri-food safety is one of the operational tools used for due diligence (ie being able to demonstrate that all reasonable measures have been taken to avoid an accident or damage) and to select the suppliers of the agri-food supply chain.
This approach allows to reduce the overall costs of supply chain management and at the same time increase the level of security for customers, suppliers and consumers. Now considered a necessary requirement to operate in the sector, this standard also represents a great opportunity to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to safety, quality and compliance with the rules governing the agri-food sector.
The certification according to the BRC global standard for agri-food safety meets the criteria established by the CIES Global Food Safety Initiative – The Food Business Forum, the international organization in which CEOs and senior executives of almost 400 retailers participate (with almost 200,000 points of sale ) and producers of all sizes.
This is a standard accepted by the majority of food retailers, in the same way as other industry standards such as IFS, SQF and FSCC 22000. The requirements it requires refer to the quality management systems, the HACCP methodology, a set of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) requirements.
Outlines the requirements for quality management systems within companies
These are general and flexible rules, applicable to the most varied company processes and sectors.ISO 9001 is the best known and used standard for quality management systems around the world: in fact more than one million companies are now certified according to this standard in 170 different countries.
It is a certificate or as it is called a “brand” whose possession shows that the activities of the company reflect the minimum requirements of the ISO 9001 standard; in this way the end customer can have full confidence in the fact that the services and products placed on the market correspond to specific specifications and that all the phases relating to their realization are repeatable and verifiable.
The adoption of ISO 9001 certification is not mandatory, but its possession is becoming an increasingly indispensable attribute to face the challenges of the market.
ISO 9001 is therefore a regulation aimed at continuous and constant improvement of the company, with the aim of optimizing the organizational structure.
The set of religious rules that govern the nutrition of the Observant Jews
Currently, with the changed daily rhythms that often force meals outside the home, following the complex procedures of food preparation according to the laws would be rather complicated, therefore the need for ready-to-use Kosher certified products was born.
This certification is applicable to a wide variety of products, from cooking ingredients such as olive oil to packaged foods, to dietary products.
It is issued by special Rabbinical associations, which also make use of the collaboration of experts, and is indicated on the product by a special symbol or wording that identifies the certifying Rabbi. However, in order for a product to be Kosher certified, it must meet the most stringent quality standards and that all production and packaging procedures as well as every single ingredient used in its preparation comply with the restrictive laws of Kasheruth.
Compliance with these strict rules and verified periodically, by experts, on the production logo and certification (which has a deadline and must be repeated periodically) can be revoked at any time.
The extreme rigidity of these rules is a protection for the consumer regardless of his religion and, over time, they have made the Kosher certification a quality mark recognized all over the world. In some countries like America, in fact, the biggest consumers of Kosher products are not Jews, but people of any religion who seek in this brand a guarantee of quality, authenticity and purity.