Suolo e Salute is a Control and Certification Body for environment and food products. It was born from the association Suolo e Salute, founded in Turin in 1969, association that was pioneer in the development and promotion of organic farming methods.
Since 1992 Suolo e Salute is authorized by the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry to control and certify the organic productions in accordance with Reg. EC 834/07 and to certify organic products to be exported in the most important markets of the world. It has the JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) accreditation for Japan and COR (Canadian Organic Regime) for Canada and it can operate in accordance with the standards Biosuisse, AB France (France) and KRAV (Sweden). In collaboration with others accredited control bodies, we ensure the certification of organic products destined to Brazil and China. Suolo e Salute is a founding member of FederBio (Italian Federation of Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture), member of EOCC (European Organic Certifiers Council) and IFOAM partner (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements).
Today Suolo e Salute is a dynamic organization, that is sensitive to innovations and development in the Organic sector and in the food sector. In Italy Suolo e Salute is one of the main Control Bodies for organic agriculture and is leader in the market for the number of controlled companies (more than 14,500 companies between producers and processors representing about 26% of the total) and also for the certified area (over 480,000 hectares, equivalent to more than a third of the all area cultivated with organic method in Italy).
Suolo e Salute weekly publishes the newsletter "Suolo e Salute News." Organic farming is for Suolo e Salute a passion for over 40 years.
Our structure is deeply seated in the national territory thanks to the presence, beyond the administrative management based in Fano and the technique headquarters in Bologna, of twelve regional offices from Piemonte to Sicily, from Veneto to Sardinia. Suolo e Salute relies on the work of more than eighty employees and consultants and more than two hundred technical inspectors between agronomists, veterinarians, and agro-technicians that carry out inspections to the companies. Moreover, the company is equipped with a data center and software that guarantees control and informatics management of the structure and the optimal management of all the data relating to checks, inspections and others important information for the management of each company certified. The impartiality of the certification services provided is ensured by the activity of the Impartiality Safeguarding Committee (CIS), a committee that is external to the CB and composed from representatives of various categories involved in the certification.
Abroad, indeed, the company has offices in the Dominican Republic, Egypt and Tunisia. Suolo e Salute Italy is also authorized to operate in Senegal, Ukraine and in the Republic of San Marino.
Suolo e Salute is accredited by Accredia to the technical standard ISO 17065: 2012, which sets out the general requirements for control bodies that manage product certification system, certification of traceability in the food chain, for the certification standard GlobalG.AP (Global Partnership for Good Agricultural Practice for fruit, vegetables and extensive crops) for the certification of Integrated Farm Management. It is also accredited for quality food production registered under the procedures set out in Reg. EC 1151/2012 (DOP, IGP and STG) and since 2003, it is authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for that. Moreover, thanks to agreements with accredited and / or authorized partners, Suolo e Salute can offer several other certification services (eg. GMP, ISO 22000, Halal, Kosher, BRC and IFS).
For more information:
web site www.suoloesalute.it