For a food company like Il Dolce Forno, it is mandatory to offer its clients
products with a high level of food safety, possible thanks to
food certification. For this reason, besides the HACCP standard, the company
also took on the standardisation of its procedures so as to certify
its ability to supply safe pastries and baked goods that
comply with contractual specifications and
requirements of the law.


IFS Food Certification

The IFS Food certification is, among the food certifications, the standard which enables us to the make a careful selection and verification of our suppliers. This means our high quality pastries and baked goods surpass the strictest European standards required by the large-scale distribution and hotel and catering industries.

Being IFS Food certified entails implementing its management system, which undergoes a first audit to verify that it is being carried out, and then, a second control audit.

During the last step, an external consulting company, in our case CSQA, the certification company, carries out the final audit to certify that the company is compliant with the IFS Food Standard. The implementation of this process offers numerous advantages:

-greater awareness regarding food safety and product quality by all the employees

-total control of the work environment, the products, the processes and the personnel which has to operate according to the HACCP method

-optimisation of resources used in the various processes

-mapping of all the company processes and their optimisation to increase efficiency

–lower number of non conformities and lower costs

-a clear evaluation method regarding supplier performance

-improved company branding


UTZ Cocoa Certification

The UTZ Cocoa certification defines the standards for sustainable agriculture through a global certification which includes a system that monitors the production and origin of the cocoa, clearly tracing the origin of the raw material.

The goal of the UTZ protocol is to guarantee that the cocoa being used has been produced taking into consideration ethical and environmental factors making it a sustainable product.

Il Dolce Forno has always supported this global certification programme aimed at sustainable cocoa producers, guaranteeing that their production is eco-compatible and does not exploit workers or the local population.