This is a product voluntary certification in accordance with the requirements of Council Regulation (EC) no. 834/2007, together with Council Regulation (EC) no. 889/2008 laying down the procedure for implementing Council Regulation no. 834/2007.
The Codex Alimentarius defines organic farming as a global system of agricultural production aimed at:
- promoting a rational management of corporate internal resources in order to protect the agro-ecosystem in all its aspects;
- keeping the soil long-term fertility by recycling wastes of plant and animal origin (organic fertilizers) in order to return nutrients to the land, thus reducing the use of non-renewable resources as much as possible;
- improving biodiversity;
- working with natural systems rather than attempting to control them;
- cultivating without using synthetic chemical products or GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms);
- eliminating or reducing every kind of agro-ecosystem and water pollution as much as possible;
- encouraging a deeper respect towards farmed animals focusing principally on their wellbeing;
- handling agricultural products, paying specific attention to processing methods in order to maintain the organic integrity and vital qualities of the product through all stages of the production chain.
Therefore, the adoption of efficient practices leading to environmental protection, sustainable use of countryside, respect for animals and production of top-quality agricultural products are promoted.
Organic farming allows consumers to choose food products which, besides being free from any synthetic residuals, have a high “ethic and social value”.
Organic farming is the only form of agriculture provided with a Community and national regulatory plan.
This standard applies to primary production, processing companies and trade of organic products.
This certification process requires compliance with the procedural guideline provided for by Law, such as complying with the requirements of organic farming and making sure that no contamination with non-organic ingredients/food occurs during the process.
HACCP, traceability, mass balances and proper labeling requirements shall be met in order to achieve and maintain this certification.
Third parties, who are appointed by the company and authorized by MIPAAF, perform a control (mandatory by Law) aimed at verifying corporate compliance with the requirements set out by the relevant regulations and preventing the occurrence of unlawful acts.
PI.GA. Service sas by Pironi Serena & c. offers its expert advice to support your business in achieving the Organic Certification by producing the necessary documents, analysing critical points, planning and reviewing analysis outcomes, performing training, inspections and internal audits.
Getting ready to certification means to deploy human and financial resources, education and monitoring.
PI.GA. Service supports your company in every step of this process by channelling the resources to achieve this common target and to consolidate and improve it in the years to come.