Product Certification and Traceability

Product Certification and Traceability

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The Autority for Control and Traciability (Italian acronym: APC)  provides services relating to the Quality and Traceability of agro food products. The APC certifies those products characterized by regulated and optional quality labels.
The certification reliably attests the product’s compliance with a technical reference document, meaning that some product’s specific characteristics distinguish it from other similar products, thus assuring both consumers and producers.
The APC meets the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17065SO/IEC 17065:2012 requirements to guarantee the detection and implementation of the Certification Scheme in a competent, consistent and impartial way.

Within the sector of European Union scheme of geographical indications (PDO, PGI, TGS Optional labelling of beef), the APC is authorized/designed by the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF), to verify that organisations are operating in compliance with production specifications, so to be enrolled in a special list of the APC.
Products for which APC has been appointed by Mi.P.A.A.F.:



Type of products

Casciotta d’Urbino DOP



Ciauscolo IGP


Meat products

Maccheroncini di Campofilone IGP



Olio Extravergine di oliva «Marche» IGP


Olive Oil

Mozzarella STG



Etichettatura Facoltativa di Carni Bovine




Products for which APC has been appointed by Mi.P.A.A.F. and can be activated by organisations on request:



Type of products

Pizza Napolatana STG


Bread and bakery

Latte Fieno STG


Cow Milk


In this sector APC has been accredited by ACCREDIA to control and certify that organisations operate in compliance with specific standards, set in a special Technical Regulation edited by APC, in order to differentiate products on the market. A compliance certificate is provided to the organisations.
Up to date the issued Technical Regulations relate to the following types of products:

Type of products
Products from pork processed meat
Fishery chain


APC is authorized by the Marche Region to control products labelled as QM – “Qualità Garantita dalle Marche” (Marche Guaranteed Quality).
QM is a collective quality label of the Marche Region certifying the compliance with the Regional Products Specifications and Technical Regulations, with the QM control processes and with the Non-compliance and Control Plan of the Marche Region. A Compliance Certification is released for the organisations.
The current QM products certified by APC belong to the following chains:

High quality fresh and raw milk
Fresh vegetable, fruit and legumes processed by integrated production
Dairy products
Fresh and processed pork


APC provides also for:

  • Seed origin certification: to comply with the Council Directive 1999/105/EC on marketing forest reproductive material and its implementing Italian Legislative Decree n. 386 of 10/11/2003 relating to a wide list of arboreal species for forestry use. The Marche Region D.G.R. (Decision of the Regional Council n. 216 of 04.03.2019, has appointed ASSAM APC as single implementor;

  • Fairs Quality: The Marche Regional Law n.30 of 20/10/2017 and the Regional Regulation n. 5 of 06/08/2018 aim at enhancing the fairs of local historical value and the quality agro-food products, highlighting it tourist, cultural, historical and enogastronomic potential;

  • Fresh, processed and handled fishery products: QM labelled farmed (aquaculture) of fished fishes.

The APC manages Si.Tra. (Traceability System)), an ICT where all QM products have to be enrolled by law. Si.Tra, was created by ASSAM and the Marche Region to assure the QM products’ traceability and re-traceability following their path from origins through their processing and distribution so to inform consumers on products and processes’ relevant features.
The currently in Si.Tra. enrolled chains can be found at
Training courses and e-learning courses are available to activate the chains and foster the proper users’ deployment of Si.Tra. .Technical assistance is provided to solve problems and tailor the different products traceability paths. All problems are solved in real time by means of an on-line semi- automatized alert system.

Besides the certification and traceability aspects, APC provides following services relating to:

  1. Projects on quality promotion, commissioned by the Marche Region or other public bodies, to enhance the Marche Region products and territory;

APC is available to collaborate in:

  • Certification Scheme CoC – Chain of Custody belonging to PEFC;
  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) analysis on agro-food products, to evaluate their potential interactions with the environment across their life circle



ASSAM Headquarter

ASSAM - Agency for Agro-food Sector Services of the Marche Region

Via Industria, 1 - 60027 Osimo Stazione (AN) - Italy
(+39) 071 8081
(+39) 071 85979
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Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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