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BRC Global Standards – FOOD SAFETY ISSUE 8

The British Retail Consortium – BRC, announced the release date of version 8 of its BRC Global Standard for Food Safety standard. The publication will take place in August. The standard was developed following an important consultation and reviewed by working groups...

Organic production: approved the control decree

The Council of Ministers has definitively approved the legislative decree on controls on organic agricultural and agro-food production, updating the legislation and adapting it to the European provisions with the aim of increasing transparency towards the consumer and...

Labeling: published in G.U. the Legislative Decree n. 231 of December 15th, 2017

The Legislative Decree n. 231 of December 15th, 2017, laying down the disciplinary rules for the violation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011, on the provision of information on food to consumers and the adaptation of national legislation to the provisions of the...

Almater in Europe: training of an auditor team for an important multinational company

On the job training, to the employees of the food sector who manage daily food safety and quality systems, is one of the services we offer and that is always successful. Recently, a training course was held for an important client, in compliance with the ISO 19011:2011 Standard...

BRC Global Standards – latest updates

ARTICOLO: The British Retail Consortium – BRC has published some clarifications to three important standards that mainly concern the assessment of the risks regarding food fraud and food defence, so continuing to benchmark with the GFSI Standard. In the “F704:...

Celiac disease: annual report to the Italian Parliament – 2016 data

The Italian Ministry of Health has sent the 10th edition of the annual report to the Italian Parliament on celiac disease with data for the year 2016 that allows you to get a picture of the situation, useful for consumers and professionals, both from a scientific and regulatory...

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...