For 3alfa, quality and safety of products are matters beyond compromise. For this reason, the company continuously invests in ensuring production of the highest standards.
Since April 1999, 3alfa has been a pioneer in applying Management Systems in processing, packaging and selling rice and legumes, and has been awarded the Bureau Veritas Certification. Today, 3alfa applies a Food Quality and Safety System both to ensure product quality, based on the ISO 9001:2008 standard as well as to manage safety according to ISO 22000:2005 (HACCP) and BRC standards.
Having as goal to improve its operation and, to this respect, the safety and satisfaction of its clientele, 3alfa Administration is committed to providing safe varieties of legumes and rice with the most enhanced quality characteristics.
For the attainment of the above objectives as well as the quality assurance of its agricultural production, the company has created the “3alfa Producers’ team” which applies certified procedures in the production of rise and pulses, according to the System of Integrated Management (SIM*).
Furthermore, having as main goal the distribution of high quality products to the Greek consumer and the assistance of producers located in remote areas of Greece, 3alfa has established a new series of products of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI**)..
* Integrated Management System(IMS).
It is an alternative, environmentally friendly agricultural method, according to which the producer drastically reduces the use of chemical products and other interventional practices. In compliance with the agronomist’s recommendations, the producer follows specific rules when cultivating the land and keeps data of the applied practices, ensuring consumer health and protection of the environment.
**PGI: Protected Geographical Indication.
“Geographical Indication” refers to the name of a region, a specific place or, exceptionally, a country which is used for the denomination of an agricultural product or foodstuff originating from that region, specific place or country and possesses the quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that geographical area and the production and/or processing and/or treatment thereof which takes place in the pre-defined geographical area.
ISO 9001:2008: Quality Management Systems
This International Standard sets forth the requirements for a quality management system via which a company can produce standardized products that meet client needs and are in conformity with the law. The goal of the system is the adoption of a process-based approach during its development, application and improvement phases, increasing the satisfaction of the needs of the company’s clients.
ISO 22000:2005: Food Safety Management Systems
This International Standard sets forth the requirements for a system via which management of food safety becomes much more effective for the entire extent of the food making process, from production until consumption. Its core principles are: mutual communication in the food chain, systematic processes, application of required programs and abidance by the 7 principles of HACCP.
BRC FOOD: International Standard for food safety
This International Standard outlines the required safety, quality and operational criteria which must be applied by a Food Industry that manufactures products destined for Supermarkets, products to be exported and products that bear a private label. This standard has been developed always having in view customer protection and conformity with the legal provisions.
AGRO 2-1 & 2-2 STANDARDS: Agricultural Environment Management- Integrated Management System in Agricultural Production.
These national standards define the requirements for a crop management system according to which an agricultural plant can produce consistently quality products while at the same time protecting the environment.
The aim of this system is to produce goods which are competitive while on the same time minimizing the additives (via rational use of fertilizers and pesticides) under scientific guidance of experienced geotechnical engineers.