Ever since its foundation in 1883, El Almendro has started cultivation of almonds to create unique taste of Turon, The secret of El Almendro is simple — our ingredients and quality. Our products are made by combining the finest Ingredients using original recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation of Master Confectioners.
The origin of Turron is associated by some historians to a popular tale where a 13th century governor of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, ordered a cook to create a special dessert for his favorite mistress. As a result of such inspirational moment he created the Turron, a sweet that blends together ‘The fantastic taste of the Mediterranean Spanish almonds with the delicate and sweet sensation of the honey and the pure touch of sugar’. Since then, El Almendro has been refined to a perfect collection of Almond Turron in which the original recipe is treated with exquisite care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.