Organic catering certifies restaurants, canteens, cooking centers, delicatessens, bars, hotels and spas, wellness centers. Identifies and enhances all catering establishments that offer organic ingredients and menus, local products and Fairtrade .
An organic catering company offers the attentive consumer greater guarantees than parameters such as quality and wholesomeness of food and responds appropriately to the growing demand for dishes and menus that require the use of ingredients from organic agriculture .
The community legislation in force Reg. CE 834/07 and CE 889/08 excludes organic restaurateurs from the obligations of being subject to the regulated control system required of other operators in the production chain.
Icea proposes a voluntary certification system that makes up for this regulatory deficiency of the mandatory control regime.
The disciplinary adopted by ICEA defines the minimum requirements of the service , the rules of control and information to the consumer applicable to catering , reinterpreting for this sector the criteria and principles established by the Reg. CE 834/07 and CE 889/08 for the preparation units.
There is a minimum threshold of 30% to be able to make any reference to organic products in the list of ingredients and menus. The restaurant can only be defined as “Organic” if it uses at least 95% of organic ingredients , calculated on the basis of the purchase turnover of all foodstuffs (excluding fish and wine). Similar criteria are also applied to other catering establishments: canteens, cooking centers, delicatessens, bars, hotel and spa facilities, wellness centers, etc.
In addition to guaranteeing the effective use of organic ingredients , the Icea certification also enhances other environmental and social sustainability requirements expected and appreciated by consumers.
Compliance with the voluntary ECO, FAIR and LOCAL requirements allows the acquisition of additional scores that allow you to measure and enhance the ecological and social sustainability performance of the service.
The Icea certification of Organic Catering guarantees reliability and safety of the service to consumers and public and private clients, integrating with other certifications and service requirements: gluten-free , vegetarian or vegan .