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MOCA: strengthening mutual recognition between States

We often handle requests for particular advice from Italian or foreign customers who need to introduce their products in the European market but clash with the failure to apply the principle of mutual recognition by some European countries, in particular for the materials used...

IFS PacSecure: published version 1.1

The new version of IFS PACsecure standard is available, since last 22nd December. It comes into force mandatory from 2nd July 2018. The IFS PACsecure standard is a packaging material safety and quality standard applicable to manufacturers of food and nonfood contact packaging...

Supervisory and Control Report of Food and Beverages in Italy – Report 2016 data

The Italian Ministry of Health has sent the Supervisory and Control Report on food and drink in Italy to the Chamber and Senate on 2016 data. The official control of food and beverages is aimed at verifying the conformity of the products with the provisions aimed at preventing...

FSSC 22000: Version 4.1 came into force on 1 January

The 4.1 version of the FSSC 22000 standard, published in July 2017, came into force on January 1st. It also underwent a change in December (BoS decision list). The Foundation FSSC 22000 has made several changes to version 4, in particular, it adjusts to version 7.1 of the Global...

BRC Global Standard AGENTS and BROKERS: issue 2

In just over a month, on February 1st, 2018, the second issue of the BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers will be effective. It reflects the current thinking in product safety, expands the scope to incorporate consumer products and encourages adoption of the BRC Global...

IFS Logistics: available ver. 2.2 of the standard

An update of the IFS Logistics standard has been published (ver.2.2 December 2017); currently the document is exclusively in English. The new version will be mandatory from June 1st, 2018, with a transition period starting from March 1st, 2018 during which companies can decide...

Labelling: Italy approves the Sanctions Decree on the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011

The Italian Council of Ministers approved, on Monday, December 11th, 2017, the Legislative Decree laying down the disciplinary rules for the violation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011, on the provision of food information to consumers and the adaptation of...
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Almater offices Christmas closure

Our offices will be closed from Monday, December 25th until Friday, January 5th. Thanks to our Customers, Collaborator and Partners for the fantastic 2017 spent together and we wish a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year! Almater Team.

IFS Food: available ver. 6.1 of the standard

IFS took the decision to publish a modified version of IFS Food 6 (IFS Food 6.1 November 2017) which will include some additional requirements. This modified version will come into force from 1st of July 2018. Most relevant changes from 6 to 6.1are: • Requirements regarding Food...

Food labeling: Commission update the guidance on the QUID

The purpose of the Commission Notice is to provide guidelines for businesses and national authorities on the application of the principle of quantitative ingredients declaration (QUID) in the context of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on...