It is on top of this base that the company has constructed a strong, reliable, continually updated system of guarantees able to handle any new challenges that might arise regarding quality and food safety.
These certifications are especially welcomed by the major European distribution chains. They are a demonstration of the company’s commitment to the safety and quality of its products and compliance with the regulations and standards governing the food and farming sector:
- full adoption of an HACCP system
- adoption of a documented quality management system
- checks carried out on the environment, production process and human resources
- compliance with the highest quality standards, thus consistently guaranteeing product characteristics and customer satisfaction
This certifies that dairy products are prepared in compliance with the particular Jewish dietary rules. The milk used must have Kosher certification.
In Hebrew, KOSHER means “suitable” or “appropriate”, and the term is generally used to describe foods prepared in compliance with the particular Jewish dietary rules. This certifies that the food complies with the Jewish diet as established by the Torah.
Halal Global is the Control and Certification agency in charge of issuing HALAL certification for products. HALAL certification guarantees that the product complies with the dictates of the Muslim religion at all stages of the production, packaging and distribution process. Muslim consumers are thus assured that products guaranteed as Halal are compliant with the Shari’a.
This certification is issued by the AIC (Italian Coeliac Association) for products with a gluten content lower than 20 ppm and therefore suitable for consumption by coeliacs. ICAM products bearing the Spiga Barrata (crossed grain) symbol are featured in the Directory of the AIC (Italian Coeliac Association).
Since way back in 1997, ICAM has been convinced of the importance of adopting an organic approach, and it was the first Italian chocolate manufacturer to rise to the organic challenge.
ICAM’s organic approach means respect for the natural characteristics of its products. No chemical and microbiological treatments are used, and production complies with the times and methods established by nature for each stage in the chain: from growing, preparing and storing the ingredients to processing them. Specific requisites vary from one country to the next, but in general require compliance with a series of standards and regulations governing production, growing, conservation, processing, packaging and shipping. These include:
- not using chemical or synthetic products, genetically modified organisms or irradiation at any stage of the production process
- growing ingredients on agricultural land on which no chemical substances have been used for a considerable number of years
- traceability and the adoption of a documented production system
- keeping organic and conventional products strictly separate from each other
- regular on-site inspections
Certification of compliance with the EEC Regulation that sets the European standards for organic farming and derived products. The EU organic farming logo offers customers a guarantee regarding the origin and quality of food and drink products. Products bearing the logo are compliant with the EU Regulation on organic farming.
Canada Organic Biologique is Canada’s response to the requests from the organic sector and from consumers to develop a proper regulatory system for organic farming products.
The National Organic Program, indispensable for access to the organic segment of the US market.
ICAM guarantees farmers fair prices and lasting purchasing contracts, as well as a margin for reinvestment in social and healthcare projects.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification is the principal mechanism through which the origin of wood and paper is guaranteed. This international certification system guarantees that the raw material used for wooden or paper products comes from forests compliant with rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.
FAIRTRADE ITALIA is an international organisation whose ethical certification mark ensures better living and working conditions for producers and workers in developing countries.
Fair trade is a commercial partnership that endeavours to guarantee greater fairness in international trade, offering better trading conditions to producers in the South of the world.
UTZ certification shows consumers that products have been sourced, from farm to shop shelf, in a sustainable manner. To become certified, all UTZ suppliers have to follow Code of Conduct, which offers expert guidance on better farming methods, working conditions and care for nature. This in turn leads to better production, a better environment and a better life for everyone.
RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is non-profit association that aims to promote the cultivation and use of sustainable palm oil. The use of palm oil RSPO certificate demonstrates the commitment of the organizations to maintain a sufficient supply without damaging the living conditions of local communities and the ecosystems biodiversity interested. Check our progress at www.rspo.org
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE - The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal assures consumers that the product they are purchasing has been grown and harvested using environmentally and socially responsible practices. Farms and forestlands that meet the rigorous criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard or the Forest Stewardship Council are awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.