Quality and certifications
BRC certificationThe BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was created in 1998 to ensure that the brand products are produced according to defined quality standards and in compliance with the minimum requirements.
It's one of the standards relating to food safety 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.
The application of the BRC is therefore a necessary prerequisite for exporting products, and it's a recognized guarantee instrument about the company reliability.
The main elements are:
existence of appropriate specifications for:
- adoption of best practices;
- adoption of a HACCP system;
- adoption of a system of quality management documented;
- control standards for workplaces, for the product, for the process and for staff
- raw materials (including packaging materials),
- finished products, intermediates / semi (where required),
- monitoring of suppliers,
- positioning of the site,
- the accumulation, collection and disposal of the waste material,
- hygiene standards and organization for staff,
- process control.
IFS certificationThe International Food Standard (IFS) is an international standard based on a valuation method agreed to qualify and select suppliers of food products. Allows large supermarket chains to ensure the quality and safety of food products it sells.
The IFS is both standards of safety and quality of food products. The IFS is a tool developed to test the competence of the company's production in terms of food safety and food quality.
As BRC, IFS also ensures practices of suppliers of retail, but unlike the first adopting an evaluation system based on degrees of compliance, the IFS adopts a system of evaluation based on percentage score.