THE QUALITY SEARCH
The Quality Search that covers all of Our Products goes well ahead of Our Company, through a careful selection of highly qualified Suppliers.
Initial examinations at their production facility make it possible to choose the best raw materials required for the production desired.
This operations are followed by careful control of all documents and certifications related to them.
Over the years, we have been committed to gain Quality Certifications in order to be able to deal with the most current demands of the market. These certifications recognize the achievement of standardized operating methods in order to offer maximum quality and safety to the final consumer.
This kind of controls started before the production then continues in Our Company through the Quality Control and the Quality Control Laboratory.
International Food Standard
British Retail Consortium
The key activities of the Quality Control is organized daily through the following activities:
- Monitoring activities for compliance with Product Specifications and Operating Procedures during the preparation phases.
- Applying the HACCP System.
- Critical Points Management:
- Allergens management.
- NO GMO Guarantee.
- Preventing the risk of foreign objects in processed products, using the latest generation x-Ray machines.
- Constant monitoring of the thermal treatment of the products in order to guarantee the safety of the final Consumer and the respect of the desired organoleptic characteristics.
QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORY
The daily activity of the Quality Control Laboratory puts in place a continuous series of controls at 360 degrees. From the preliminary steps of preparation of the recipe, up to the shipment of the finished Product to the Customer.
- Analysis of raw materials stored in the warehouse, also using external accredited analysis laboratories, and checking of primary packaging on arrival at Fattorie Umbre.
- Ensuring that the procedures required for each Recipe are completely satisfied.
- Control of the correct operation of detectors on the line of production for a total control (x-ray analysis, weight control).
- Final Control of the Product after the thermal process.
- Control of the labelling and packaging process in according to the individual guidelines for each formulation (requested by Customer).
- Incubation control to check the stability of the product.
Additional analysis and tests:
- Periodic inspection of the shel-life of the products preserved in the Quality Manager Archives.
- Organoleptic analyzes and dedicated panel tests.
- Nutritional Analysis.
- Continuous updates of the labels to the new standards required by Law.
- Monitoring of chemical contaminants, pesticides and microbiological parameters, also utilizing the collaboration of external accredited Analysis Laboratories.