With its quality policy, the Mlinotest public limited company has committed to meeting its customers’ wishes and expectations and satisfying their needs and demands for quality and safe food in compliance with applicable legislation and national and international standards.
Our business processes are managed in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, for which we have again received a three-year certificate. Our quality management system is formulated in the Quality Manual, the umbrella document relating to the system of managing and controlling processes and their interconnections and interactions. It includes our quality policy, all the stages of our business processes – from purchasing to product shipping, along with the development of new products – and a statement of our quality objectives.
To be able to put our food safety policy into practice and ensure safe and appropriate production and support processes, the Mlinotest Group has introduced the HACCP system, i.e. internal control in accordance with the Act Regulating the Sanitary Suitability of Foodstuff, Products and Materials Coming into Contact with Foodstuffs (ZZUZIS), EU regulations on food safety and the hygiene of foodstuffs and the international recommendations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. It was first put in place in 2000 at our pasta production plant and has since been enhanced, improved and gradually introduced into the rest of our production plants.
HACCP is a system that ensures food safety by facilitating control over potential harmful factors that might put human health at risk. It is based on hazard analysis and the management of critical control points, which require an adjustment of infrastructure and production facilities.
A study is carried out for each production process to identify potential hazards, assess their significance, define control points and critical control points, their control and measures for their management, and a fitting system of documentation and record-keeping. A withdrawal or recall process is in place and periodically tested for food that might put customers’ health at risk due to reasonably suspected or ascertained health non-compliance.
Organic processing follows a production based on natural balance and circulation of matter in the environment. The wheat is grown without the use of chemical protective agents and the soil’s fertility is not manipulated with artificial mineral fertilisers. The processing is designed in a way that allows no cross mixing with conventionally cultivated ingredients. Raw material production and processing into products, as well as product packaging, storage and transportation, are supervised by a control organisation that issues a certificate of compliance with regulations.
Mlinotest’s organic product programme complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products, Regulation (EC) laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control and the Slovene Rules on organic production and processing of agricultural products and/or foods consists of the Divita BIO pasta, wheat flour, a large group of bakery products and gluten-free biscuits.
You can find the following three products in the Divita BIO pasta group: wholemeal large penne, wholemeal thin tagliatelle and wholemeal spaghetti. What’s more, all three products bear the protective food sign because of their high fibre content.