Research and innovation

Within our company there are two dedicated working teams focusing on the interpretation of new market trends and Research & Development: one for long-life products (juices and fruit drinks, tomato derivatives and plant-based drinks) and the other for frozen vegetables. Both teams collaborate with nutritionists, researchers and universities to analyse all aspects relating to the launch of a new product, from legal requirements to the supply of raw materials and the development of new supply chains.

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Quality

Here at Fruttagel, quality means bringing together the work of everyone involved in the various phases of the agro-industrial chain – production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption – and implementing operating procedures that guarantee the wholesomeness of the foods and systems to monitor correct processing.

Our quality assurance begins with the selection of growing areas, followed by the sourcing of the best seed varieties. To monitor and guarantee quality, we carry out over 450,000 internal checks and 3,400 external checks on our products every year. For each product, and for each customer, we implement different procedures, specifically:

  • fruit (peach, apricot, apple and pear): monitored from arrival to final processing;
  • tomato: for organic cultivation, 100% of the product is sampled prior to harvesting; for crops from integrated production, the sampling percentage varies according to the customer’s requirements.
  • frozen vegetables: sampled at different vegetative phases or stages of processing.
  • legumes and cereals for the production of plant-based drinks: we have complete control of the entire production process, from 100% of the raw materials to the concentrated extract obtained, from recipe to sterilised and packaged end product.

Our checks

Quality Assurance:
for the management of quality systems and processes in terms of hygiene, safety and product wholesomeness.

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Chemical-Microbiological Laboratory:
for the organoleptic, chemical-physical and microbiological analysis of products during the various stages of processing.

Phytochemicals Laboratory:
for checking the conformity of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products in relation to the presence of pesticide residues; this is crucial in organic supply chains.

Company sensory panel:
to ensure objective evaluation of the flavour profile of products.

Our certifications

Product

BRC-IFS FOOD – Global standard for food safety
MADE IN ITALY CERTIFICATE – Italian origin of processed agricultural raw material
INTEGRATED PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE – Agricultural raw material cultivated according to integrated production protocols
ORGANIC PRODUCTION EC REG. 834/2007 CERTIFICATE
KOSHER – Frozen vegetables, tomato derivatives
Fair Trade – Fruit juices
OK COMPOST – Frozen film compostability certificate

System

UNI EN ISO 9001 – Quality management system
SMETA-SEDEX – Certifies absence of non-ethical behaviours and of child labour exploitation
ISO 45001 – Health and safety at work management system
ISO 14001 – Environmental management system