The Osservatorio Immagino (GS1-Nielsen) notes that 'overall the food products aimed at lactose or gluten intolerant (excluding water and spirits) has reached the 8 thousand products, thanks to 1,946 new products on whose packaging appeared claims related to the absence of gluten or lactose. So today 13% of the almost 61 thousand products present in the Observatory are addressed expressly to those who suffer from food intolerances, diagnosed or presumed, and also to those who, despite not having known intolerances, decide to follow this diet ".
Bioagricert proposes a specific Standard that applies to any type of food product with a gluten content below 20 ppm, the current legal limit (EC Regulation No. 41/2009), thus representing a guarantee for celiac consumers.
Bioagricert certification is an objective tool that can be used by companies to demonstrate due diligence in managing the "Gluten Free" claim. In fact, it allows the use of the FOODCHAIN ID (foreign market) or BIOAGRICERT (Italian market) brand on the label and is applied to products and catering companies.
The applicant company must:
Specifically, the requirements set out in the standard concern:
Furthermore, the requesting company must carry out a "supplier qualification".
In addition, Bioagricert/FOODCHAIN ID offers the BRC 12 Glutenfree Foods voluntary supplementary module which can be requested as an extension of purpose of the BRC certificate and allows easier access to the "Spiga Barrata" logo with European license.
Bioagricert has also developed a voluntary standard for the certification of catering gluten free and has entered into an agreement with ELLEFREE for certification of lactose and/ or milk and dairy products. ELLEFREE certification it also enhances the Italian Excellencies that export their products abroad, thus offering the opportunity to give added value to their Made in Italy. The Trademark is recognized not only in Italy but registered in Europe and filed internationally in the following countries: U.S.A, China, Japan, Australia, San Marino, Switzerland and Norway.