Food Safety & Environmental Sustainability
The flour products from the EU has won a reputation worldwide because of their quality and safety assurance
Italy and the European Union have always been in the vanguard regarding food safety and quality. The EU has adopted the farm to fork strategy to assure consumers of a high level of food safety and safeguard the agri-food sector from recurrent crises.
Farm To Fork Strategy
With an integrated control system based on a combination of high requirements for agri-food products for health, animal, and plant welfare, whether produced in the EU or imported, the farm to fork strategy meets the challenge of ensuring healthy and safe food along the entire food chain.
All Member States adhere to the same criteria, and food and sanitary controls are carried out following the same standards throughout the EU. By harmonizing the sanitary regulations, the free movement of safe food was made possible, resulting in a significant contribution to the well-being of citizens and their social and economic interests.
In Italy, the control network has about 15 levels, in addition to the cross-checks performed by the milling industry as part of its self-control systems, ensuring food safety and consumer health. Systematic checks ensure that EU legislation on consumer health protection is fully implemented.
The main principles
of the food regulations
energy efficiency, carbon, and water footprint
Milling is generally a simple and clean process, with the only environmental impact being the consumption of electricity and the use of water during the conditioning phase. The greatest environmental impact of flour milling is due to energy consumption. The use of filters and hoses limit dust emissions to the environment while monitoring the noise levels.
With the development of agricultural models that have a lower environmental impact, there has been a growing commitment to the sustainability of the transformation processes and the entire supply chain. Some mills have joined local supply chains that connect the processing industry to farms, reducing transportation emissions while supporting the local community.
The flour milling industry is environmentally less intrusive compared with many other industries and, millers are keen to maintain this clean record by
low use of natural resources
use of biomass for sustainable energy production
reduction of emissions
productive use of by-products & zero product losses