QUALITY – CERTIFICATES
FRUTAS PATRÍCIA PILAR WORKS DAILY AND CONTINUOUSLY TO GUARANTEE THE BEST QUALITY SYSTEMS AND THE RESPECTIVE CERTIFICATIONS.
In the quality department of Frutas Patrícia Pilar, we continuously work on the implementation of the various national and international standards, which aim to maintain and guarantee the food safety of the final consumer.
From the selection process of the supplier, through the specialized technical supervision of the crops in the field, guaranteeing the best conservation of the products in our headquarters, managing to select the best products that reach them daily, with the best freshness and quality.
At the level of food safety, we are increasingly focused on guaranteeing the internal safety and well-being of our employees, we have the implementation of the ISO 45001 standard, which is the guarantee that all safety processes are being implemented in all sectors and departments of the company.
IFS Food is important for all food producers and manufacturers, but especially for those who produce so-called "Own Brands", as this standard contains many requirements related to the conformity of specifications. In this way, it supports the production and marketing efforts with safety and quality of the corresponding brands.
IFS Food is a standard aligned with all versions of the GFSI guide documents since 2002. The last version of the standard was in November 2017, including food fraud requirements (risk validation, control measures and monitoring of them) on the recommendation of the GFSI Guide.
The IFS Food standard voluntarily goes beyond the requirements recommended by the GFSI Guide, integrating quality criteria that guarantee the conformity of the products and continuous improvements, either in their own products or in the labels of the "own brand".
Global Food Safety Initiative – GFSI defines food defense as the process to ensure the safety of food, food ingredients and packaging from any intentional malicious attacks, including ideologically motivated attacks, leading to contamination of food or unsafe products for consumption.
That is why the motivation or root of the cause that is treated in the food defense is the intention to cause harm to consumers or companies. This context differs from the motivation proven with evidence in food fraud, where the intention is related to economic profit. And that also differs food safety, in which there is no intention to cause damage, unless it is a proven accidental contamination.
BRC (British Retail Consortium) is a global standard for food safety, which aims to ensure the food safety of products and packaging, from suppliers to retailers.
The BRC certificate is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a program that aims to harmonize international food safety standards being recognized by the most important retailers and producers in the food field in the world. Being recognized by the GFSI, the BRC can be used as a great global reference to respond to the demands of these organizations through a single internationally recognized food safety management system.
G.A.P GLOBAL CHAIN OF CUSTODY (CoC)
Parallel to these two quality systems, we are working on the global G.A.P. chain of custody (coc) certification, which transparently manages all the information about a particular fruit and vegetable product, segregating all the products that have the Global G.A.P. certification.
This type of certification covers primary production, ensuring the practice of sustainable agriculture. Global G.A.P is based on 3 pillars: food security, good agricultural practices and preservation of fauna and flora.
In the field of primary production, social responsibilities are increasingly strict, resulting in a new GRASP certification, a standard that guarantees the rights of all employees.
All primary production companies in the group are certified with GlobalG.A.P and GRASP. Lloretrans is in the process of energy certification.
Did you know that
150,000 tons of fruits and vegetables pass through our facilities every year?