Quality Assurance chain


The right to access food also includes the right to know what is being eaten.

The European food legislation is determined to enable consumers to make informed choices about the food they consume and to prevent any practice that is likely to mislead them.

That is why the traceability of food is fundamental in European policies on food safety.
The purpose of food traceability is to make sure that a record is kept of the history of anything that enters the food chain, from raw materials all the way through to delivery to the final consumer.

Traceability allows the management of any possible situations of risk through the knowledge of production processes and the possible identification of production batches in case of emergency.

Traceability may be solely internal if the entire transformation process concerns a single company; however, when the production process involves more than one company, then traceability must be set in place for the entire production chain.

It is therefore fundamental to always read the label of food products as it helps us make the right choices when buying them.

The following information is printed on the label:

  • the ingredient with the largest amount found in the product is written first;
  • Registered name, net quantity, allergy indications, additives, nutritional information, conditions for storage and use;
  • Expiry date or minimum time limit for storage;
  • Origin (for some food products like meat, fruit and vegetables).

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