On May 10, 2023, at 11 a.m. in Milan, at the Casello Giallo on Via Savona, a meeting will be held to discuss the proposal to expand the powers of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) to include food quality and sustainability for proper and healthy nutrition.

Fabrizio Capaccioli, CEO of ASACERT and creator of the ITA0039 | 100% Italian Taste Certification Protocol, will participate in the meeting.

The following individuals will also be speaking:

  • Elena Grandi, Environmental Councilor of the Municipality of Milan.
  • Mariella Tanzarella, journalist from the newspaper La Repubblica.
  • Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, President of the Univerde Foundation.
  • Daniele Granara, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Genoa.
  • Francesco Lenoci, Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.
  • Guido Pollice, Senator of the Republic; Honorary President of VAS (Environmental Assessment Association).
  • Claudia Sorlini, former Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Milan and Professor of Agricultural Microbiology.
  • Franco Tusino, member of the national VAS Council.
  • Gilberto Rossi, VAS Lombardy.

The discussion will be presented and moderated by Donato Troiano, director of Gustoh24 and the scientific committee of Nuova Verde Ambiente. Stefano Zuppello, National President of VAS, will also be present.

After 20 years, EFSA needs to expand its intervention to ensure that food not only doesn’t harm but also benefits people, is of high quality, and aligns with the sustainability challenge outlined in the 17 United Nations goals. This decision would further the food sustainability path established by the “From Farm to Fork” project within the European Green Deal. The Farm to Fork strategy, “from producer to consumer,” aims to create more sustainable food systems, raise awareness, and take action to recognize the strong connection between human health, society, and the planet. ITA0039 by Asacert, with its protocol dedicated to certifying true Italian restaurants abroad, along with Coldiretti and other project partners, safeguards genuine Made in Italy against Italian-sounding products and works towards the establishment of an observatory against the regrettable phenomenon of counterfeit Italian products. The objective of the event will be to promote initiatives and coordinated actions by both public and private entities that share the goal of reconciling the food system with the needs of the planet and meeting the growing demand for healthy, sustainable, and certified food.

“With the ITA0039 protocol, we promote the defense of the Italian agri-food heritage and certify it worldwide,” says Fabrizio Capaccioli. “It provides a guarantee of health and safety for consumers, added value for restaurateurs, and support for Italian producers. That is why Asacert supports the expansion of EFSA’s competences to include food quality and sustainability for proper and healthy nutrition, which have always been among the objectives of the ITA0039 certification protocol.”