Being aware of the origin of the food we eat is a priority. For this reason, in meat products it is fundamental to know where the meat used as an ingredient in its manufacturing comes from.
The main advantages of informing the consumer about the origin of the meat used in the manufacturing of meat products are in the trust and safety that this information provides about the quality of the product, increasing transparency in food chain, reducing possibilities of food fraud and helping you to distinguish among available products.
In the EU, it is only compulsory to show the country of origin of the meat with no transformations destined to the final consumer. Nevertheless, currently, it is not compulsory to inform about the country of origin of the meat used as an ingredient in the manufacturing of processed food.
Due to the complexity of the supply chain of the meat and the frequent mixture of raw materials coming from different suppliers, it is certainly complex for the manufacturers of meat products to determine the country of origin of the meat used as an ingredient in their products for the purpose of origin labelling, as this information is interrupted at the previous stages of the supply chain. European Commission admits that current traceability systems in the EU are not appropriate to provide information about the origin throughout all the food chain.
Because in Rivero, we have made food chain shorter, eliminating intermediaries. We have an structure that includes all the stages of the manufacturing process, from the origin, with nothing in between: we feed and raise our cattle, processing and manufacturing all our products in our own facilities. This way, we have a detailed traceability system from the beginning of the production, being at the total disposal of guaranteeing the transmission of information stored throughout all the stages of the product manufacturing.
In Rivero, we want to be completely transparent and inform the consumer properly about the origin of the meat we use in the manufacturing of our food, for your total calm. For this reason, in the labelling of all our Rivero products, you will be able to prove that, in the List of Ingredients, the legend “Origin Spain” is included for all the meat ingredients of the food.