This product has been certified as organic by ICEA (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale) in accordance with the requirements of the EU Organic Farming Regulation (n.834/07). This certification guarantees the conformity of organic production at all stages of the production chain, from farm to table.
Organic farming aims at minimising external inputs, preserving the natural fertility of the soil and making the most of natural mechanisms and balances. Plantations in monoculture, hydroponics and land-less crops are prohibited. Organic farming protects biodiversity using broad and extensive crop rotations and succession planting, which always involve the cultivation of legumes and green manure.
This certificate strictly prohibits the use of mineral fertilisers, systemic pesticides and all herbicides resulting from chemical synthesis. I also prohibits the use of genetically produced seeds and plants.
The certification process is divided into five main phases: (i) Notification of an organic production to the authority (ii) Initial assessment of the production process (iii) Start-up inspection to verify the correct application and effectiveness of declared management plan (iv) Issuance of Documentary Evidence and Certificate of Conformity (v) Annual surveillance through periodic inspections and planned analyses.