Biosabor S.A.T as a pioneer and promoter of ecological agriculture in greenhouses, we hold the most national and international quality certificates in the province of Almeria.
Amongst our certificates, we can proudly state that we hold some of the first ones to ever be awarded in the sector, thus demonstrating our quality and solid experience.
Ecological agriculture can be defined simply as a set of agricultural techniques which exclude the use of chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics with the objective of conserving the environment, maintaining or increasing soil fertility and producing wholesome fruit and vegetables.
The activity of ecological agriculture has been legally regulated in Spain since 1989 when the generic designation regulation “Ecological Agriculture” was passed.
Currently, since 1 of January 2009, the date which it was put into place, ecological agriculture has been governed by the regulation CE 834/2007 advice on production, labelling and ecological products.
GlobalGAP is a collection internationally recognised norms concerning good ecological agriculture practise. The term GlobalGap covers a set of procedures regarding best practice, managed by a non-profit making organisation which develops standards for the certification of products in the primary sector on a worldwide level.
GlobalGap is a robust and challenging protocol which all producers throughout the world can use to demonstrate that they comply with Best Agricultural Practice.
See GlobalGAP Certificate
Good Agricultural Practice is not just about products; it’s also about people.
That’s why our members in GLOBALGAP created GRASP.
GRASP stands for GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice, and is a voluntary ready-to-use module developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare.
British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The BRC´s global regulations for food safety were created to ensure the conformity amongst suppliers and the ability of big and small companies to guarantee the quality of the food they sell and to ensure that the products were fit for human consumption. It´s currently used worldwide as a guideline by companies to help them produce safe food and to choose reliable suppliers.
International Food Standard (IFS)
The IFS guarantees the food safety of its products and controls the quality of the producers.
It was developed by French and German associations in the food industry. The regulations apply to suppliers at all stages of the manufacturing process after the agricultural stage.
ISO 9001:2008 is the basis of the quality control system. It is an international standard which deals with the administrative elements of quality which a company needs to have an effective system in order to manage and improve the quality of its products.
The BioSuisse is a private regulation which belongs to the BioSuisse association. It is required by any producer who wishes to sell to the Swiss market.
In order to comply with BioSuisse, a producer must meet requirements regarding the growing and handling of the products in addition to the European Regulations.
In the BioSuisse system of general agricultural management and food production the best environmental practices are combined with a higher level of biodiversity and the preservation of natural resources, in order to reach the standard required by the Swiss market.
All Naturland´s guidelines are based on a holistic vision which prioritises sustainable production, the conservation of nature, the prevention of climate change, preservation of soil, air and water – thus protecting the consumer.
JAPANESE AGRICULTURAL STANDARDS (JAS)
In order to sell our ecological products we were required to have the JAS certificate of control. With this certificate the quality and fitness for consumption and the ecological production of our products are guaranteed.
The European Vegetarian Label (V-LABEL)
The Spanish Vegetarian Union certifies that the products which carry the label comply with the V-Label regulations. These products are especially recommended to vegetarians and vegans as they don´t contain any animal ingredients.
In Spain, the control and certification of ecological food production is the responsibility of the relevant autonomous community. It is mainly carried out by public control authorities such as the Board and Committee of Territorial Ecological Agriculture, which are bodies dependant on their corresponding advisory board or Department of Agriculture. In Andalusia, private organisations have been authorised to carry out this function.
In Biosabor, the organisations which control, inspect and award us certificates are: AGROCOLOR, CAAE and SOPHISCERT.