Agribosco srl is an agribusiness company that purchases the harvested crops grown by the farmer/members of the Consortium Agrobiologico Agribosco.
We then process them into finished and semi-finished food products. Once the crops are harvested, they are stored and processed in one of two of our plants located in Sigillo (Perugia), a small Umbrian town within the boundaries of the Parco Naturale del Monte Cucco.
One of our plants (30,000 square feet) - is dedicated to the storage, selection, hulling, milling, and packaging of cereals, legumes and flours. It is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery in order to guarantee the highest standards of quality and productivity. This machinery is capable of processing any kind of cereal or legume as wells as various pharmaceutical plants.
Milling is performed using a millstone, as in centuries past, which "gently" mills the flours in order to maintain all of the properties of the grain...from the protein-rich aleurone (the seed coat) to the nucleus (the central part of the grain).
Our other plant (8,600 square feet) - is used for the production of preserves/jams/compotes, legumes in vegetable broth, ready-to-eat dishes containing farro, pâté of olives, and fruit jams/marmalades. Our preserves are produced without the use of acidification, artificial colors or artificial preservatives. Instead we use a sterilization process of "water immersion" in order to maintain and preserve the true and authentic flavors of the ingredients while guaranteeing to the consumer the health benefits of the product.
From the sowing of the seeds to the finished product, Agribosco ensures the strict compliance of the filiera* or "food processing chain" which is drawn up according with standard UNI EN ISO 22005/2008. * The Italian word filiera, as used throughout our industry, has no English equivalent. It is used in the Italian food production industry to denote the origin of and all the successive stages of development/transformation of a food product. The filiera of a product comprises the various stages of a product's "development life" including its creation, transformation/processing, distribution and marketing, e.g.:
- the type of seed used,
- the type/method of cultivation employed,
- the name of the agricultural company that produced the product,
- the place of storage/warehousing, and finally
- the type/nature of processing and packaging/wrapping used.
Filiera is also used to denote the series of checks, controls and monitoring of each stage of production of a food product....from "seed to consumer." As a result products obtain a kind of “identity card" which is one of the things that distinguishes Agribosco from its competitors.