A deep connection with the environment

An organic production cared for in detail

– ”A deep connection with the environment and a full dedication to the care of the countryside are the driving force behind our work.

Our ecological certifications and annual renewals are the result of teamwork throughout the production process. From the field to the table”.

Tania Prades, Quality and Environment Manager

Each year’s work in detail

As an expression of these efforts and with the intention of being able to clarify doubts and needs of our clients, here is a list of the certifications we have and relevant information of each one of them:

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REGULATION 834/2007 ON ORGANIC PRODUCTION AND LABELLING OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS.

Organic production, also called biological or ecological, is an agri-food management and production system that combines best environmental practices with a high level of biodiversity and preservation of natural resources, as well as the application of high animal welfare standards, with the aim of obtaining production in accordance with the preferences of certain consumers for products obtained from natural substances and processes.

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GLOBAL GAP

It is the world’s leading assurance programme, ensuring that consumer requirements are reflected in agricultural production and that producers meet globally accepted standards for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, responsible use of water, animal feed and plant breeding materials.

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DEMETER

Demeter is the brand name for products from Biodynamic agriculture. The Demeter Standard requirements are higher than those for organic products, and together with very special requirements that strengthen the life processes in soil and food. Demeter farmers and processors actively contribute to a decent future by offering healthy food.

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GRASP

It is an add-on to Global GAP, which stands for GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment for Social Practices, and is a voluntary module, developed to evaluate social practices in exploitation, addressing specific issues related to the health, safety and welfare of workers. GRASP helps producers to establish a good social management system on their farms. It offers buyers an additional guarantee. It also helps to protect one of the most important resources of the farm: its staff.

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BRC (BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM)

Food safety system tested by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), specific to the agri-food industry, being applicable only to companies manufacturing or packaging food products. It is clear evidence of compliance with food safety legislation.

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IFS (INTERNATIONAL FEATURED STANDARDS)

Food safety system approved by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), it indicates that the certified company has established appropriate processes to ensure the safety of the products it manufactures and that it respects the specifications of its customers. IFS Food is applied when the product is “processed or treated” or when there is a risk of product contamination during its first packaging.

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CHINA ORGANIC PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

GB/T 19630-2019 Organic Products-Requirements for production, processing, labeling and management system.
Certification of the National Organic Production Standard of the People’s Republic of China for production, harvesting, and processing of fresh, frozen and mashed strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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SPRING

It is a Global GAP add-on at field level that helps producers, retailers and traders to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable water and soil management for crops.

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SMETA

The database provider Ethical Data Exchange is a global platform for the exchange of information on ethically sustainable production in the supply chain. SMETA is an audit procedure that brings together good practices in an ethical audit technique, using the ETI code and local laws as an assessment tool.

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KOSHER

It refers to food that complies with the precepts of Jewish law. Kosher or casher in Hebrew means ‘fit, proper’, generalized to mean ‘right, legitimate’. Our scope is red fruits (frozen or mashed strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries).

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BIO SUISSE

It is the private label of the Swiss organic market. Bio Suisse’s requirements must be implemented along with those required by the EU organic regulation. Organic agriculture is a way of producing food that respects natural life cycles. It minimizes human impact on the environment and operates as naturally as possible without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is part of a large supply chain, which also includes processing, distribution and trade.

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INTEGRATED PRODUCTION

It is the agricultural system for obtaining plants which uses and ensures long-term sustainable agriculture, introducing biological and chemical control methods and other techniques which make compatible the requirements of society, environmental protection and agricultural productivity, as well as the operations carried out for the handling, packaging, processing and labelling of plant products covered by the system.

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TESCO NURTURE

Es un add-on de Global GAP,El programa Tesco NURTURE se ha convertido en el módulo adicional NURTURE de GLOBALG.A.P. IFA versión 5
El módulo NURTURE se centra en la gestión de la Lista de productos fitosanitarios (PPPL) y la transición a GLOBALG.A.P. no afecta la forma en que los proveedores gestionan sus PPPL.

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ALBERT HEIJN

It is an add-on to Global GAP, a protocol for fresh products that aims to guarantee traceability and respect for the EU’s Maximum Residue Limits, which is the focus of most verifications in this protocol.
Sampling plans are established for annual and perennials crops, greenhouses and fruit trees. For this purpose, a risk analysis of each plot is made and specific control measures are defined.

Tania Prades

+34 636 854 940

If you need information about any specific certification on our management and export, do not hesitate to contact us by calling our phone number above or sending an email to rcma@bionest.es.

We cultivate with the heart

We take care of nature, we take care of the countryside, we take care of you
The colour, flavour and nutritional values of our organic red fruits are unparalleled, which is why we are the leading Spanish exporter of organic berries in the European market. This would not have been possible without the effort, dedication and commitment to the environment of our workers.

A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT AND POSITIVE ENERGY

Dear customers, suppliers and workers,

In these exceptional moments we want to send you a message of support and positive energy so that, together, we can overcome this situation with the minimum possible damage.

At Bionest we are doing everything possible to maintain the production and delivery of our products to supermarkets and food stores.

All the security measures and recommendations proposed by the government have been taken to protect workers and food. We will have to adapt to changes week after week. We have an uncertain future in front of us and we know the responsibility of maintaining the supply chain for the entire population.

For this reason, we want to communicate our absolute commitment to maintaining the activity of the field and we are aware of the weight that is weighing on each one of us at the moment in the face of the worldwide imbalances produced by COVID-19.

Finally, we wanted to make a special mention of all the farm workers, packhouse workers, all the persons involved in our activity who occupy their jobs every day in these difficult times.

Thanks to everyone because without you none of this would be possible.

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