As one of the top-ten best-selling boxed chocolate brands, Guylian chocolates are sold in over 120 countries across Europe, Asia, Australia and America, and are available in countless retailers across the World, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, specialty food stores, petrol stations, not to mention online and at the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafés. You might also discover the exclusive travellers’ range at speciality travel stores and duty-free shops.
All Guylian chocolates are produced in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, where Guylian Master Chocolatiers produce up to 75 tonnes of chocolate daily in a production area measuring 27.000 m². This allows the Guylian group a worldwide non-consolidated turnover of 80 million euros (2015). In turn, this ensures that Guylian is one of Belgium’s leading chocolate manufacturers, with a team of 250 employees and sales oﬃces in the UK, Germany/Austria, Spain/Portugal and the USA.
In June 2008 Guylian was acquired by Lotte Confectionary Co, Ltd, subsidiairy of the publicly listed Lotte Group, the 5th largest economic group in South Korea.
Kosher certification is a process by which a company ensures that their food is kosher, or in other words, fit for consumption by observant Jews. Kosher refers to a religious dietary practice that is rooted in Jewish tradition. Contrary to popular belief, kosher food does not refer to Jewish cuisine. Even Thai food can be kosher if it is prepared in accordance with kosher laws, just as Jewish food can be non-kosher if it is not prepared in accordance with those laws.
The Certified Vegan Logo is a registered trademark, similar in nature to the kosher mark, for products that do not contain animal products or byproducts and that have not been tested on animals. The certified logo is easily visible to consumers interested in vegan products and helps vegans to shop without constantly consulting ingredient lists. It also helps companies recognize a growing vegan market, as well as bringing the word Vegan—and the lifestyle it represents—into the mainstream. (Please keep in mind, however, that the logo is not yet on every vegan product.) The Certified Vegan Logo is currently on thousands of products manufactured by over 600 companies.
This system was already partially in place in 1950 and in 2000, the standards for fresh agricultural vegetable and processed organic products were introduced, followed by, in 2005, those for fresh and processed animal products.
JAS is the system regulating the methods used to obtain agricultural and agricultural food products destined for the Japanese market and their labelling.
The National Organic Program (run by the USDA) is in charge of labeling foods organic. In order for a food to be labeled "organic" it must meet the USDA's organic standards. ... Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants.
Requirements vary from country to country (List of countries with organic agriculture regulation), and generally involve a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Koran. By official definition, Halal foods are those that are:
1. Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law.
2. Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law.
Food safety is a global concern, not only because of the importance for public health, but also because of its impact on international trade. Globalisation of food production and procurement makes food chains longer and more complex and increases the risk of food safety incidents. Effective and harmonized food safety systems shall manage and ensure the safety and suitability of food in each link of the supply chain. For this reason ISO developed the standard for food safety management systems ISO 22000, which applies to all organizations in the food chain and thus ensures integrity of the chain.
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.
GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”, which is a new organism, not found in nature, created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Health and environmental risks with genetically modified foods have been identified. GMO free products are products which do not include modified organisms.
Wherever today's consumers choose to buy or eat organic products, they should be able to have confidence that these comply with strict EU rules. Products that do not meet these standards may not be referred to as organic or bear the EU's organic logo or a national equivalent. This is why the EU regulation on organic farming covers not only production and processing, but also the control and labeling of organic food. Organic products range from fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm to wines and cheeses aged over several years.
გამოსახული ლოგო წარმოადგენს გერმანიის სახელმწიფოს ოფიციალურ ხარისხის ნიშანს. ის ენიჭება მხოლოდ იმ საწარმოებს, რომლებიც თავიანთ წარმოებაში იყენებენ არაგენმოდიფიცირებულ რძეს.