These certificates represent important standards and regulations for the international trade of food products, including those of animal origin such as caviar. Here is a detailed explanation of each:

FDA (Food and Drug Administration):

The FDA is the US federal agency responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy and safety of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumable products . Caviar producers and exporters wishing to enter the US market must comply with regulations set by the FDA. This includes registering your manufacturing facility with the FDA, meeting food safety standards, and properly labeling your products.



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This term refers to products that have been grown or produced according to the principles of organic farming, which excludes the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and limits the use of food additives and technological auxiliaries. Products that carry a BIO ORGANIC certification must adhere to specific regulations that vary depending on the country or organization issuing the certification. In Europe, for example, the EU BIO logo indicates that the product complies with European Union standards for organic farming.

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):

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Caviar, being a product derived from sturgeon species, many of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction, falls within under CITES regulations. This international treaty, adopted by 183 countries, aims to ensure that international trade in wild animal and plant specimens does not threaten the survival of species. For caviar, this means that export, import and re-export must be accompanied by CITES permits certifying that the caviar was sustainably and legally obtained.

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture):

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The United States Department of Agriculture is a federal agency responsible for promoting agriculture, ranching, and food safety in the United States. For food products, including animal products such as caviar, the USDA administers various regulations and programs, including inspections of food production facilities, certifications of compliance with food safety standards, and USDA approval labels. Caviar exporters from Italy to the United States may need to obtain USDA approval to ensure their product meets required standards.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points):

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HACCP is a food safety management system designed to identify, evaluate and control risks associated with food production. This system focuses on identifying critical control points during the food production process in order to prevent, eliminate or minimize food safety risks. Caviar exporters must develop and implement a HACCP plan that includes detailed procedures to ensure the safety of caviar during production, processing, packaging, storage and distribution. Compliance with a HACCP plan may be required by regulatory authorities in both the country of origin and the country of destination.

For the export of caviar from Italy to other countries, including those outside the European Union such as the United States, it is necessary for producers and exporters to comply with all relevant regulations and acquire the necessary certifications to guarantee legality and safety of their products. This process ensures that the caviar sold is high quality, safe for consumption, and ethically and sustainably produced.

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