Hygienic quality of food technologies
TIFQ is an independent institute responsible for verifying and implementing the current regulations and the Hygiene Qualification of technologies and production processes. The certification activity covers materials intended for contact with food, drinking water and cosmetics.
The purpose of TIFQ is to safeguard the end user by verifying the constructive traceability of articles, the processing process, and the correct criteria for importing and / or distributing objects for food contact.
The display of regulatory and hygienic compliance is done by affixing the TIFQ mark on the finished product.
The obtainment of the Hygiene Quality Certification is subject to TIFQ verification steps:
• Verification of materials and components, which must meet the mandatory requirements required by Community and national regulations.
• Hygienic construction ("hygienic design"), including instructions and instructions for use by the end user, in order to ensure the correct hygienic management of the products.
• Verification of constructive processes, definition of the modalities for homologation of the different production ranges (drawing up of the technical dossier, collection of documentation necessary to demonstrate the verification activities carried out, including laboratory analyzes where provided).
The main legislative references are:
• EC Regulation n. 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (traceability, traceability, labeling).
• EC Regulation n. 2023/2006 good manufacturing practices for materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
• Italian Ministerial Decree of 21st March 1973 concerning the sanitary regulation of packaging, containers and equipment intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or with substances for personal use.
TIFQ Certification allows us to assure our customers:
• A qualified supplier able to demonstrate compliance and suitability of its products.
• The excellence of our manufacturing even concerning hygienic point of view, in compliance with the current Italian and European laws and standards.
For further information visit: www.tifq.it