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.

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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.

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Sanitary Regulations

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.

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Systematic Checks

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.

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The main principles
of the food regulations

integrated controls along the whole of the food chain

interventions based on Risk Analysis

traceability of the product along the food chain

the consumer as an active part of food safety

primary responsibility of each sector operator for each product made

responsibility towards product import, marketing, or distribution

Environmental sustainability:
energy efficiency, carbon, and water footprint

Environmental Impact

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

Which flour to use

Millers create the right mix of different grains, making sure that consumers can purchase flours that are suitable for every type of product