Conserve Italia plants use several Product and Process certifications.
Certifications have a variety of purposes: some are necessary to export products to specific markets, while others are voluntary certifications aimed at enhancing the commercial value of products both on the domestic market and abroad. All certifications have a shared purpose: that of testifying to Conserve Italia's commitment to pursuing improvement in all its activities.
(British Retail Consortium)
This certification is required by distribution chains on the English market first and foremost, as well as on international markets. It defines the standards which companies in the food industry need to comply with to achieve a certification that guarantees to distributors the reliability of their suppliers. BRC certification concerns both processes and products, for which Safety, Quality and Legality are checked. Essentially this is a certification of the safety and legality of products, as well as of the satisfaction of customer requirements, through the verification of production methods implemented by individual plants. All Conserve Italia plants in Italy and abroad are BRC certified.
(International Food Standard)
This is a process and product certification which is similar to BRC certification, but according to a standard defined by Modern Distribution chains in Germany, France and Italy (Coop, Conad, Federdistribuzione). The check is effected by third-party bodies (NSF Italy and Bureau Veritas) and it concerns the Safety, Quality and Legality systems implemented by plants. All Conserve Italia plants in Italy and abroad are IFS certified.
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
AND EMAS REGISTRATION
Environmental Certifications, obtained by the plants in Albinia (Gr), which focus on the assessemnt and monitoring of the environmental impact of plant activities and make it possible to check and keep under control several environmental parameters, such as energy and water consumption, emissions into the atmosphere, pursuing, also in this case, improvements in performance, year after year.
PRODUCTION 100% FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY
The certification, issued by CRE, Consorzio per le Risorse Energetiche, allows the use the brand in the label product in the face of an employment certificate of electricity from renewable sources that amount to approximately 14,000 MWh/year, which is the estimated electricity needs throughout production at Valfrutta brand.
This certifies finished products obtained from a raw material that was produced according to the Integrated Production specifications of the Emilia-Romagna Region or similar. The certification is issued by CCPB (Consorzio per il Controllo dei Prodotti Biologici Soc. Coop. - Cooperative Consortium for the Control of Organic Products), which performs inspections of the farms of member producers to ascertain observance of the agronomical practices required by the product specifications and the correct use of the ingredients allowed on the crops, also with sampling and product analysis. Spot checks are performed in the plant on the raw materials upon arrival and on the traceability and Quality Management systems. In 2014, productions of peas, Borlotti beans, runner beans, tomatoes, peaches and pears for syrups and apples for purées were awarded the Integrated Production Certification.
Certification activity that conducts audits on the raw materials used and on the ingredients used in order to certify compliance with the organic production requirements of the supply chain. Qualification for organic productions concerns Albinia (tomatoes), Barbiano, Massa Lombarda (juices), Pomposa (preserves, tomatoes and pulses), Ravarino (tomatoes).
This certification is issued by Eurokosher, regarding the suitability for consumption and conformity to the food standards envisaged by the Jewish religion and established in the Torah. This certification has been obtained by the Pomposa and Ravarino plants for certain tomato-based products, sold under the Cirio brand or under the customer's trademark and distributed in the US, Mexican, Australian, Canadian and Israeli markets, countries where a large portion of the population is Jewish..
CERTIFICATION OF ITALIAN ORIGIN
This certification is issued by Bureau Veritas for the management of the peas and sweetcorn production from all-Italian crops only and processed in the Pomposa and Alseno plants.
It is the certification issued by Halal International Authority (HIA), to certify the implementation of a Quality System pursuant to Islamic Law (Shariah). The certification has been achieved by the Plants in Mesagne, Pomposa and Albinia and applies to tomato and beans based products, sold with Cirio brand, where there are Islamic communities.