Quality, food safety and environmental policy

The pursuit of product quality, continuous improvement, responsibility towards customers and the environment are among the fundamental values of our company Effesalumi sas di Fumagalli Angelo & C. These values are translated into goals, specific activities and programs aimed to ensuring the satisfaction of our customers. Effesalumi Management is committed to providing financial and human resources to develop a system based on food safety, the protection of the safety and health of workers and the protection of the environment; all in accordance with current regulations. In particular, distributing safe, legal and quality-compliant products is the trump card to fully meet the expectations of the customer and achieve growth in market share. Over the years we have improved the hygienic-sanitary aspects of production and traceability and we maintain a quality management system according to UNI EN ISO 9001. To demonstrate the constant spirit of improvement, during 2018, we obtained the BRC, IFS and 9001 certifications. Therefore, it is the concrete will of the Effesalumi Management to develop and follow this Company Policy so that it is permeated and implemented at all company levels.

The Direction Effesalumi

The management of quality

Our company Effesalumi s.a.s. di Fumagalli Angelo & C. is specialized in the production of fresh and cured meats and is organized in three sites::

  • Nibionno (LC) - Via SS. Simone and Giuda, 14: legal and logistical headquarters.
  • Briosco (MB) - Via Garibaldi, 41/A: production site of meat products and meat preparations.
  • Castelli Calepio (BG) - Via Della Costituente, 26/A: production site for seasoned products.

Our primary objective is to satisfy our customers and we believe that their loyalty depends, to a decisive extent, on the quality of the products and on our ability to meet their needs and expectations quickly and effectively.

For this reason, our company has always dedicated the utmost care to the choice of raw materials, to the study of new and better recipes and to the development of cutting-edge production processes. The quality of our products is not a factor in itself, but is closely linked to the operation of the entire organizational and production structure.

Focusing on a careful and thorough qualification of suppliers, matured over the years, has allowed us to achieve the following objectives, important from the commercial and health point of view:

  • use of 100% Italian meat
  • no allergens on the label
  • produce references: "gluten-free", "lactose-free", "milk-free"

In addition, our company has demonstrated the ability to know how to renew its plants (dryers and seasoning) and production machinery (equipment for the vegetable casing and meat preparations) to be increasingly competitive on the market and expand the range of products offered to our customers.

Our company is deeply convinced that, for economic development, we must aim at ever higher standards and, this mentality, led us to adopt, for all our sites, a quality management system based on the international standard UNI EN ISO 9001. In this way, the quality policy expresses the company’s strategy to focus on continuous improvement on the following main aspects:

  • technical skills and knowledge of staff in food, hygiene
  • ownership management skills
  • The achievement of certification and the maintenance of quality standards involve all personnel. The Management has chosen as its corporate strategy that of committing to a reasonable constant improvement in the organizational efficiency of its activities and to set objectives and targets aimed at continuous business growth.

Commitment to food security

The main commitment of our company is food safety, which is realized with the production of safe products, in compliance with the regulations in force in the agri-food sector. Our commitment to food safety is expressed through thoughtful choices and initiatives: a Plan of Self-control (HACCP) that allows us to better identify the risks to the safety of our products and manage them effectively:

  • a reliable and tested traceability system, able to manage any food alerts;
  • the management of complaints and non-conformities, in particular those arising from requirements not met by voluntary standards and related to authorisations;
  • Careful selection of ingredients, paying close attention to food orientation and the close relationship between diet and health;
  • labelling in compliance with current regulations, to ensure that consumers receive the necessary information on the product they are about to purchase;
  • qualified suppliers and, possibly consolidated over time, able to meet the required product specifications;
  • adoption of training and information programmes that develop technical skills, increase awareness of the responsibility of the individual and stimulate improvement and productivity.

To ensure the above objectives, our company carries out the following activities::

  • draw up a detailed and consistent "Goal Plan" annually;
  • participates in the organized training meetings and consults with trade associations and/or institutions, with the aim of staying up to date on issues concerning the safety and legality of the product;
  • review quarterly the Policy and the "Goal Plan";
  • review monthly the procedures and the HACCP system in order to prevent any risks and at the same time to verify the effectiveness of the measures taken.

Attention to the environment

For our company it has always been important to protect the environment, operating in full compliance with current regulations, in fact, in the past had obtained the UNI EN ISO 14001 certification. We are aware of the influence, even indirect, that our activities can have on the environment, both for production processes and for the use of products related to our activity. Therefore, over the years we have continued to keep the environmental impact under control (monitoring it through indicators) and trying to improve our processes effectively and sustainably.

In particular, we are committed to minimizing the impact on the environment with the following actions:

  • minimise the waste.
  • monitoring annually emissions into the atmosphere, in compliance with the authorization decree.
  • verify the quality and quantity of water discharged, in accordance with current regulations.
  • to comply with the separate collection of waste with the aim of reducing more and more the amount of non-convertible waste
  • efficient use of resources (e.g. water, gas, electricity).

The safety of workers

For years our company has implemented a Safety and Health Management System in compliance with current legislation, taking into account the nature and extent of the risks of our activities, as well as the specificity of the organizational structure. Through the implementation of this System and its continuous updating, our company wants to undertake an ethical path in order to address the issues of safety and health at work (according to the UNI INAIL ISPESL guidelines "Operational guide for the implementation of a Health and Safety at Work Management System (SGSSL)" and ISO 45001) and social responsibility (according to the SA 8000 standards).

In particular, the Management undertakes to:

  • make available all the human, material, financial and instrumental resources necessary to maintain up-to-date the Management System.
  • acontinuously improving the working environment with the aim of preserving the health and safety of workers and protecting their physical and mental well-being.
  • ensure that the working environment is healthy and motivating for staff.
  • training regularly the staff on specific occupational safety issues.
  • provide adequate safety systems (for both personnel and equipment).
  • promote among staff the general principles of compliance with the rules of fairness and loyalty to work.
  • ensure health surveillance.
  • ensure regular maintenance and surveillance of fire-fighting equipment.