International Food Standard IFS
The ADLER headquarters located in Bonndorf and the branch in Achern comply with the highest possible “Higher Level” standards, required for the IFS (International Food Standard) certification.
ADLER is the third German company to receive certification and allowance for exporting Black Forest ham into the US.
Earning A marks, the Achern branch (Schinkenhof GmbH und Co. KG) passed the BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification process.
Certificate for “Quality and Safety“
ADLER in Bonndorf is also certified for compliance with the QS criteria for meat and meat products in the category of “Slaughter and Portioning”.
In 1997, the European Union registered the “Black Forest ham” as a PGI (protected geographic indication) for the protection and promotion of special typical regional products and foods with designation of origin.
Dr. Hansjörg Adler was significantly involved in making the protection of origin for Black Forest ham a reliable and relevant label. Since installing this regulation, only products that meet the criteria are entitled to be labelled “Black Forest ham”.