Organic farming is a production method that respects human health and the environment: a sustainable development model that promotes qualities of local communities resources, by supporting these latter in facing global competition.
British Retailer Consortium BRC and IFS International Featured Standards are international systems created to ensure that products meet a defined quality standards and comply with all requirements of law.
The standards define quality and health hygiene safety requirements and operational criteria for the performance and maintenance of all the obligations required by current regulations and consumer protection.
These certifications are voluntary, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an international initiative, whose main purpose is to enhance and promote food safety throughout the supply chain and to give a concrete response and strong high security and quality to consumers.
HALAL INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY (HIA) is an international, independent, Non Governmental Organization (NGO) for Halal Certification, Accreditation, Control and Development of global Halal market, which is recognized by Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations and by Islamic Authorities worldwide. HIA mission is to guarantee the Halal status of consumed products both to Muslim Ummah and to all non-Muslim people consuming Halal products as well as to protect them against frauds and misleading situations all over the world. HIA vision is to develop a global integrated Halal market building up international Halal Standards systems and initiatives and putting together all efforts already developed worldwide.
ISO 22005 incorporates the Italian standards UNI 10939: 01 relating to the "traceability system in the agri-food chains" and UNI 11020: 02 concerning the "traceability system in agri-food companies" and applies to the entire agri-food sector, including feed production.
This standard is the international reference document for the certification of food traceability systems.
The implementation of traceability systems in companies and agri-food chains is an indispensable tool for:
respond to binding obligations,
enhance particular product characteristics, such as origin / territoriality and the peculiar characteristics of the ingredients,
meet customer expectations (understood both as large-scale retail trade and as final consumer).
The traceability system alone cannot guarantee the safety of the food product, but it can certainly make an important contribution to achieving this goal.
In fact, if there is a non-conformity of a hygienic-sanitary type, it allows on the one hand to go back up to the point of the supply chain where the problem originated, on the other hand to proceed, if necessary, with the "targeted" withdrawal of the product.