The Bertagnoli family has its roots in agriculture in Italy and Austria and was involved over generations in the milling and hulling business, adding value to and marketing agricultural products. Lemberona‘s current director, Elmira Bertagnoli, an Austro-Uzbek, has master-minded the company‘s development and expansion to a globally acting organic and FAIRTRADE company. Through her very own roots and understanding of cultures and belonging to the ethnic minority of the Crimean Tatars, she brings a great deal of sensitivity for the needs and concerns of the organic small farmers and their living conditions. It is the application of this family fair principle with our producers that distinguishes Lemberona from others and makes our products so valuable.
„Innovation to us means: Through steady and close contact to our producer partners always new ideas are born and fair products created as well as resource-saving processes in production and processing implemented. Because who stops and stands still cannot develop further.“
Green Level - what differentiates us from others …
We are using only real, GMO-free and clean foods. No preservatives, additives, oils, yeast, lecithin or salt. Our packages are mostly made of vegan film, nitrogen flushed for quality assurance and re-sealable. Laser sorting before packaging assures that you only find our products what is stated on the ingredients and nothing else. For FAIRTRADE mixes and blends we aim for the highest possible share of FAIRTRADE in our products, regardless of the cost factor of individual ingredients. „By the way, our production facility in Austria is certified gluten-free“
Certified & rewarded …
As a matter of course we have certified our high quality and hygiene standards by third-party according to IFS (International Food Standard), HACCP/GMP, Austria Bio Garantee, Flo-Cert as well as ISO 9000.
As one of a few Austrian companies we are certified Kosher by the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community in Vienna, Paul Chaim Eisenberg and certified gluten-free by the Austrian Coeliac Society.
„But our biggest reward are our happy and satisfied customers and the fact that we have no complaints."