Product Certification and Traceability

Product Certification and Traceability

The Operational Centre Control and Traceability Authority is responsible for the Quality and Traceability of agro food products.
The Public Control Authority (Italian acronym: APC) certifies those products characterized by regulated and voluntary quality labels.
The certification reliably attests the product’s compliance with a technical reference document, meaning that some product’s specific characteristics distinguish it from other similar products, thus assuring both consumers and producers.
Among European recognized labels, the APC is authorized/designed by the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policies to monitor the following products’ certifications:

 

 

Name

Label

Type of product

Casciotta d’Urbino

DOP dop

Cheese

Oliva Ascolana del Piceno

DOP dop

Fruit and vegetable and Cereals

Ciauscolo

IGP igp

Meat products

Maccheroncini di Campofilone

IGP igp

Pasta

Mozzarella

STG stg

Chees

Pizza Napoletana

STG stg

Bread and bakery

Etichettatura Facoltativa di Carni Bovine

 

Beef

 

Besides, the APC meets all (ISO/IEC 17065:2012) requirements certifing the agrofood products’ compliance to specific standards set up by APC to differenziate products on the market.
Current standards have been set:

 

  • Lonza affumicata stagionata (smoked sausage made from the loin of pork);
  • Salsiccia di coscia intera di suino a “Punta di coltello” (whole seasoned sausage of pork leg shaped after the point of a knife)

 

Moreover the APC is authorized by the Marche Region to control products labelled as QM – “Qualità Garantita dalle Marche” (Marche Guaranteed Quality ).
QM is a collective quality label of the Marche Region certifying the compliance with the Regional Products Specifications and Technical Regulations.

The current QM products certified by APC are:

 

Supply Chain

Products

Supply Chain Cereals

Grains of durum wheat, bread wheat, barley; durum wheat flour, pasta with or without eggs (fresh and dried), durum wheat flour pasta

Supply Chain High quality raw and fresh pasteurized milk

High quality raw and fresh pasteurized high milk

Supply Chain Monovarietal Extra-virgin olive oil

Monovarietal Extra-virgin olive oil

Supply Chain Fruit and vegetable and fresh legumes or processed by integrated production

Fruit and vegetables

Supply Chain Honey

Honey

Supply Chain Beef

Beef

 

The Assam Control and Traceability Authority manages the Si.Tra. (Traceability System), an ICT where all QM products have to be enrolled by law.
Si.Tra, was created by ASSAM and Marche Region to assure the QM products’ traceability and re-traceability following their path from origins through processing and distribution and to inform consumers on products and processes’ relevant features.
For each entered lot of product, each operator involved in the food chain and authorized to access the Si.Tra, can input, all required data concerning raw materials and main production processes. Such data are preconditions for the products’ re-traceability in accordance to TO the requirements of art.18 of regulation n. 178 of 2002.
Recently, Si.tra has been graphically reassessed to better meet the increased demand of food transparency, quality and safety. The website www.qm.marche.it illustrates the whole products’ processes from their very beginning providing information on their health and gastronomic features.

 

ASSAM Headquarter

ASSAM - Agency for Agro-food Sector Services of the Marche Region

Via Industria, 1 - 60027 Osimo Stazione (AN) - Italy
(+39) 071 8081
(+39) 071 85979
info@assam.marche.it
  assam@emarche.it

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 VAT Registration Number 01491360424

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