Martino Certifications

For Martino, the quality management of food products is a concrete and primary objective, as it is directly linked to the protection of health and the safeguarding of life.

Guaranteeing safety and quality of what is produced and distributed, recognizing and managing risk factors and transferring this commitment to the public, are the characterizing elements of our corporate mission.

Having a rigorous and effective management system governing processes and related risks is the tool to gain trust and consensus, respond to customers and consumers’ concerns, communicate attention in guaranteeing quality, safety, competence and efficiency during production, packaging and distribution throughout the entire food supply chain.
A tale scopo la famiglia MARTINO negli ultimi anni , si è dotata di tecnici specializzati che, condividendo i valori della mission aziendale, partecipano al mantenimento dei più restrittivi e rigorosi standard volontari di sicurezza alimentare, quali BRC e IFS, certificazioni aderenti al GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

Martino also cares about all consumers, even the most demanding ones and it is for them that it has decided to certify its products BRC, IFS, BIO, NATURLAND, EUK and VEGANOK


BRC certification

The BRC (British Retail Consortium) is a specific global standard for the safety of agri-food products. The objective of the BRC certification is to ensure the quality and safety of the food products offered to consumers, suppliers and retailers of the GDO.

The BRC global standard for agri-food safety is one of the operational tools used for due diligence (i.e. being able to demonstrate that all reasonable measures have been taken to avoid an accident or damage) and to select suppliers in the agri-food chain.

This approach allows you to reduce the overall costs of supply chain management and at the same time increase the level of security for customers, suppliers and consumers.

This standard also represents a great opportunity to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to safety, quality and compliance with the rules that regulate the agri-food sector.

Certification according to the BRC global standard for agri-food safety meets the criteria established by the Global Food Safety Initiative of the CIES – The Food Business Forum, the international organization attended by CEOs and senior managers of almost 400 retailers (with almost 200 thousand points of sale ) and manufacturers of all sizes. This is a standard accepted by the majority of retailers of agri-food products, on a par with other industry standards such as IFS, SQF and FSCC 22000.


IFS certification

The International Food Standard (IFS) is an international standard based on a shared evaluation method to qualify and select food suppliers. It allows the large-scale retail trade to ensure the quality and safety of the food products it sells and to control the quality level of the products with its own brand.

Retailers who adopt a shared standard in assessing the quality of their suppliers significantly reduce the need for third-party analysis and have a more effective supply chain management, reducing the overall costs of the process and increasing the level of food safety for customers.

The IFS (International Food Standard) was developed by the operators of the large-scale retail trade in France, Germany and Italy, with the aim of managing processes and limiting the risk of accidents. Today it represents an international standard for the verification of private label food products of the distributor, retailer and wholesaler. Also adopted by the main Italian trade associations, this standard is applied at all stages of the production and transformation chain of raw materials from agriculture and livestock.

The requirements imposed by this standard refer to quality management systems, the HACCP methodology, and a set of requirements GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice). The goal is to ensure compliance with the quality and safety requirements of food as well as compliance with the laws that regulate the sector.


BIO certification

Producing BIO means transforming organic raw materials into BIO certified foods.

The principles of the product transformation activity, according to the biological method, are as follows:

  • Produce organic food composed of ingredients from organic agriculture;
  • Do not use substances and processing methods that can mislead the true nature of the product;
  • Accurately transform food, preferably using biological, mechanical and physical methods.

It is appropriate to reiterate how the certification of organic products is a “supply chain” system, therefore MARTINO, for the transformation phase, acquires certified organic raw materials and dedicates appropriate spaces and production lines to avoid the risk of cross-contamination.


Naturland certification

Naturland is an association of organic agriculture. It is active all over the world to promote organic agriculture. Its partners are farmers who produce a wide range of precious products: coffee from Mexico and Peru, olive oil from Greece, tea from the Indian slopes, spices from Sri Lanka, pineapple and other tropical fruits grown in Uganda. Organic farming safeguards the existence of small farmers and helps with sustainable management of ecosystems which are often already very fragile. Worldwide, over 65,000 farmers work according to Naturland standards and cultivate an area of over 440,000 hectares.

Organic farming in accordance with Naturland standards today has a recognized value that can be counted on. A comparison between the first draft of the “Standards on organic farming” approved in 1982 at the establishment of the association with the version currently in force reveals some characteristic aspects of Naturland: the dynamics of innovation and the desire to evolve as much as loyalty to its basic values and the continuity of commitment for this modern form of cultivation.


Kosher certification

Currently, with the changed daily rhythms that often force meals outside the home, following the complex food preparation procedures according to Jewish laws would be rather complicated, therefore the need for ready-to-use Kosher certified products has arisen.

For a product to be Kosher certified it is necessary that it meets extremely strict quality standards and that all production and packaging procedures, as well as every single ingredient used in its preparation, comply with the restrictive laws of Kasheruth.

Compliance with these strict rules is periodically checked by experts on the production site and the certification (which has a deadline and must be periodically repeated) can be revoked at any time.

The extreme rigidity of these rules constitute protection for the consumer regardless of his religion and, over time, have made Kosher certification a quality mark recognized all over the world. In some countries such as America, in fact, the main consumers of Kosher products are not Jews, but people of any religion who seek a guarantee of quality, authenticity and purity in this brand.


Veganok certification

VEGANOK is the first and only Ethical certification for Vegan products born in Italy, whose staff is entirely composed of vegans who care about the diffusion of this ethical choice.

VEGANOK is the most popular ethical standard in the world with over 1000 certified realities between companies and services and tens of thousands of products both in Italy and abroad.

It is present at the most important and authoritative trade fairs in the natural sector and guarantees the consumer that there are no parts of animal origin in any kind of product.