Product Manufacturing Standards

We at PreGel

understand the importance of maintaining a high-level approach to manufacturing. This practice is central to our production and private label process. Top-of-the-line machinery paired with experienced and well-trained personnel are defining factors in our pursuit of manufacturing excellence. PreGel is the largest European company producing gelato mixes, ingredients and pastry products. Today PreGel has a worldwide presence with two production plants: one in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and another one in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Food Science and Technical Service Department.

Ensuring the quality and safety of PreGel’s operations worldwide, from procurement to production, the food science and technical service department works tirelessly to conjoin the disciplines of Research & Development, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Compliance, backed with in-depth industry research, state-of-the-art microbiological analysis, and full understanding of current food regulations. The FS&TS Team is committed to providing our customers with knowledge and support worthy of PreGel’s high quality ingredients.

Product Certifications

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BRC Global

In 2011, PreGel attained the certifications of BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the IFS Food (International Featured Standard). Achieving compliance with these certifications authenticates PreGel’s level of competence and focus on QUALITY’ and FOOD SAFETY, guaranteed by a complete and correct application of HACCP. These tools demonstrate the company’s ability to achieve FOOD QUALITY and HEALTH COMPLIANCE with local regulations and client requisites. PreGel is proud to have renewed these prestigious certifications, obtaining the maximum score for both.

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IGP Piedmont Hazelnut

To endorse the quality of the local communities’ resources and to stay in line with its policies that aim for sustainable development, PreGel commends the Italian territory by adhering to the Protected Geographical Indication certification, otherwise known as IGP; which, as a result, PreGel effectuated the IGP Piedmont Hazelnut paste. The acronym IGP stands for a product originating from a region or a country which meets the prerequisites for identification and traceability, processing, packaging, and storage required by the procedural regulations, as verified by the organization designated by the Ministry of Agriculture, under Regulation EC 510/06.

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Liquorice of Calabria D.O.P.

In 2014, PreGel also decided to join the D.O.P. certification, making the product “Liquorice of Calabria D.O.P.” in powder and/or grain produced in accordance with the relevant specifications. The verification of compliance with the requirements is carried out by authorities and/or inspectors authorized by the EU Member States in accordance with the provisions of EC Reg. 1151/12 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural and food products.

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Halal

PreGel has obtained the Halal certification for various gelato and pastry products. This certification allows people of the Muslim faith the ability to consume these products that are in compliance with the Halal Technical Specifications.

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Gluten-Free

PreGel has always been very attentive to the needs of its customers and consumers, for this reason PreGel works with perseverance year after year to expand its range of gluten free products (with certified content less than 20ppm). Thanks to a rigorous Allergen Policy based on specific procedures for prevention of cross-contamination, stringent cleaning of production lines, constant training of all employees and strict controls at all levels, PreGel is now able to offer more than 400 references that are guaranteed to be Gluten Free and are marked by a specific logo (photo); many of which are already mentioned in the Handbook of the Italian Celiac Association (AIC). PreGel’s commitment for the near future is to extend the range of products guaranteed Gluten Free included in the AIC Handbook and to incorporate more powder products, thanks to new technologies and sophisticated equipment recently installed and specially designed to avoid the risk of contamination during the production process.

Vegan

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Dairy Free

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Food Safety Certification

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Organic Certification

In 2011, PreGel attained the certifications of BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the IFS Food (International Featured Standard). Achieving compliance with these certifications authenticates PreGel’s level of competence and focus on QUALITY’ and FOOD SAFETY, guaranteed by a complete and correct application of HACCP. These tools demonstrate the company’s ability to achieve FOOD QUALITY and HEALTH COMPLIANCE with local regulations and client requisites. PreGel is proud to have renewed these prestigious certifications, obtaining the maximum score for both.

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IFS Food

In 2012, PreGel acquired the important organic certification, reflecting the company’s policy of sustainability. This organic production method carries out a double social function: it responds to consumer demands for organic products filling the needs of this specific market, and it provides public goods that contribute to environmental protection, animal welfare and rural development. PreGel organic products are made in compliance with the EC Regulation 834/2007, and is periodically verified by a certification body authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture.