Traceability of the Filiera or Chain of Production
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 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."
The result of this work is that our food products obtain a kind of “identity card" which is one of the things that distinguishes Agribosco from its competitors. Indeed, once harvested, the product is warehoused by Agribosco srl and marked so as to allow us to identify the specific farmer of the Consortium Agrobiologico Agribosco who produced it. Each lot is then processed separately in our facilities to achieve the finished product. In this way we can precisely follow the production process, step by step.
Furthermore, the traceability of the filiera is certified in keeping with the rules of UNI EN ISO 22005/2008 that guarantee the consumers not only the origin of the product, but also the various intermediate processes that go into the finished product.
This is an important part of our work as it creates an "identity card" for our products containing information about the grower member of our Consortium, the location of the farm, and the quantity produced from the lot. This identity card is attached to the package label of our filiera controlled products. We follow the seed "from the ground to the table," checking every step in the processing to guarantee to our customers the authenticity of what they are eating.