Salomone & Associati dedicates part of its expertise to that delicate sector of perishable foodstuff products. In fact, for several commodity-related sectors the need for an in depth knowledge of the product being dealt with has been deemed a necessity, boosted by the indispensable learning about new national and international rules and regulations.
And one of these sectors is without the shadow of a doubt that of foodstuff products, especially refrigerated and frozen products. Here, the introduction of new rules and regulations and ensuing obligatory autonomous control procedures by the foodstuff industries (HACCP), have made a constant updating process necessary by means of official private courses organised by professional consultants.
For this type of goods it is important to identify and establish the real and actual causes of the damage, as well as the verification, evaluation and valorisation of the damage undergone. Then there is the important move of taking the technical evidence to the counter-parties which allows the establishment of modalities and the relative responsibility of the event.
And when this is valorised, the various rules, regulations and conventions in being (CMR, CIM, Italian laws) must always be taken into consideration.
The aspect of knowledge, know-how and of a professional approach becomes increasingly significant to achieve this situation. In the same way, there is the absolute necessity of a specific technical knowledge concerning the functioning of refrigeration plants and their inherent problems. Subject matter for the above comes from essential training courses at technical refrigeration centres and the acquisition of textual material and documentation.
In the case of refrigerated and frozen goods, anomalies are often connected to problems of provence of the goods and sometimes have nothing to do with transportation issues.
Due to suitable insurance cover, it is also indispensable to identify the time-factors of the “cold-chain” interruption, especially in lieu of thermographic recordings.
Thanks to experience gained in this field and the many different and diverse courses attended, Salomone & Associati is able to carry out complete verifications both from the pure commodity-related and the technical point of view regarding causes and eventual damage prevention.