CERTIFICATION

Monti is a certified Italian company specializing in the processing and marketing of dried, salted ,soaked cod, which is then distributed to both large scale chain stores as well as retail stores.

ACCREDIA is the sole national accreditation body appointed by the Italian government, that is to say it is the only body recognized in Italy which can ascertain that the certification and inspection bodies and the test laboratories, including those for food security and calibration, have the skills to assess the conformity of the products, processes and systems to the appropriate standards. ACCREDIA operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development and performs a public service, since accreditation is a service performed in the interest of the public and is an efficient means of appraising the products and services which are circulating the markets.

ISO 22005 incorporates the Italian UNI 10939: 01 standards relative to “The Traceability system in agri-food chains" and UNI 11020: 02 relative to "The Traceability system in agri-food companies" and applies to all agri-food sectors, including pet food production. This standard is the international reference document for the certification of agricultural and food traceability systems. The implementation of traceability systems in companies and food chains constitutes an indispensable tool for responding to binding obligations, enhancing the characteristics of the product, such as origin / territoriality and the characteristics of the ingredients, as well as meeting the expectations of the customer (both large chain stores as well as the final consumer).

The BRC Global Standard for Agricultural and Food Industry Safety Systems meets the criteria established by the Global Food Safety Initiative of CIES - The Food Business Forum, the international organization in which the CEOs and senior management of around 400 retailers (with nearly 200,000 points of sale) partake, as well as producers of all sizes. It is a standard accepted by the majority of food product retailers, in the same way as other industry standards such as IFS, SQF and FSCC 22000. The requirements requested refer to quality management systems, the HACCP methodology, a set of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) requirements

The IFS (International Food Standard) was developed by the operators of the large scale chain stores of France, Germany and Italy, with the aim of managing the processes and limiting the risk of accidents. It is now an international standard for the verification of food products which are privately labelled by distributors, retailers and wholesalers. Also adopted by the major Italian trade associations, this standard is applied to all stages of the production chain as well as to the processing of raw materials deriving from agriculture and farming. The requirements requested refer to quality management systems, the HACCP methodology, a set of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) requirements. The aim is to ensure compliance with the requirements of quality and food safety as well as with the laws governing the industry. IFS meets the criteria of the Global Food Safety Initiative issued by the CIES - The Food Business Forum, the international organization in which the CEOs and senior management of around 400 retailers (with nearly 200,000 points of sale) partake, as well as producers of all sizes.

An MSC certification confirms that the fishing area from which the product is managed in a sustainable way, taking into account the whole marine ecosystem, and the efficiency of the management system. Seafood products marked with the MSC eco-label (MSC Environmental Standard for Sustainable Fishing) come so fishing opportunity consistent with sustainability criteria and governed through advanced management programs. Consumers and retailers are attentive to the issue of sustainability also for fishery products and in particular require guarantees that the fisheries management is not due to environmental and social problems linked to overexploitation of resources. The standard MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) provides companies in the fishing industry a tool to confirm the use by their sustainable practices through the feedback of an independent third party. And this approval allows fishing companies to be accredited on the market and being able to assure consumers and retailers that their products come from a well managed with sustainability criteria. The MSC has defined two standards the first linked to the activity of PESCA and the second related to the activity Chain of Costody that concerns the processing and marketing activities (CoC). This MSC standard for sustainable FISHING only supports fish that was harvested and not those bred and can be used to certify fishing for marine species and freshwater. The MSC Standard for Fisheries was designed to assess whether a fishery is well managed and sustainable. E 'was developed in collaboration with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups. It reflects the most current understanding of the science of fisheries internationally accepted and management best practices.