■ SPULLY CHAIN, TRACEABILITY AND TRACKING
As the supply chain process is guaranteed?
Salumificio Sorrentino for a specific choice to garantee the final product safety, makes the entire production cycle (from slaughter to ageing of salami) into its plant in Mozzagrogna: this ensuring precise control of each stage of the process.
How is the traceability like?
Salumificio Sorrentino guarantees the traceability and traceability of raw materials and finished products, through an advanced system that uses an RFID microchip. See here.
■ QUALITY OF MEAT AND ANIMAL WELFARE
What about meats and the production process, is it true that you have a slaughterhouse in your plant?
Yes, every week are processed approximately 1.000 pig in order to satisfy domestic demand not only for the production of sausages, but also for the D.O.P. products such as Parma ham. In the slaughter annex laboratory are performed all the analyzes required and prescribed by the Regulation (EC) No 2075/2005.
What type of pig are used?
The main types of pigs used are the Duroc, the Goland and Italian Large White, the best races of the Italian pig, with a maturity of meat from nine months of age and a minimum weight between 156-176 kg.
Why are this race in particular used?
This race have a slow and regular growth and a greater adaptability to the environment and are suitable for products D.O.P. making : the reason is that the meat quality is excellent for fresh consumption and either for processing, especially thanks to the right balance between fat and lean meat. They also have well-shaped hams with a proper weight.
How do you guarantee the respect of animal welfare?
Salumificio Sorrentino guarantees animal welfare with necessary trained personnel, in strict compliance of residency, of nourishment and the resting time of the animals. All in compliance with the stricly Italian National rules about animal welfare.
■ HAMS, RAW MATERIAL, CURED A LANGHIRANO (PARMA)
In addition to a wide selection of meats, bacon you produce also hams?
Yes. The hams of our Salumificio, specifically the Parma D.O.P., national Gran Sasso and Culatelli, are all made with meat from selected Italian farms and processed from fresh exclusively in our factory. The strength is in the seasoning, that takes place in Langhirano (Parma), the Italian Food Valley, where we have long-term partners which with reliable and loyal have the right know-how to make products of excellence.
So do you produce directly Parma ham? How you can, you are not from Parma district?!
Yes, we do, and there’s more. We are since the 2000 slaughter house enabled from I.P.Q. (Parma Quality Institute) to provide raw material for the production of hams D.O.P. and we put our stamp on butchered thighs. Fresh hams are then transferred weekly in Langhirano (Parma), where we have specialized seasonings houses that with “love” and know-how realize the classic prosciutto di Parma. Each month we get back matured and well seasoned over 2.000 thighs ready for sale.
■ ALLERGENS AND FINISHED PRODUCT
Do your products contain gluten?
No, all products in the catalog (more than ninety) are gluten-free. Meat and sausages are naturally gluten-free foods and Salumificio Sorrentino, in various stages of preparation and processing of meat and cold cuts, does not use ingredients containing gluten.
Do your products contain O.G.M.?
No, they don’t. Salumificio Sorrentino raw materials, processing aids and additives are carefully selected and don’t have any O.G.M. presence.
Do your products contain lactose?
Yes. Our products (excluding hams) contain lactose, but we are working in these days on a lactose-free line for our most important items.
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