Nitrite-free preservation – now it’s possible
Rovagnati has reached another goal as part of its commitment to continuous improvements in the nutritional quality of its cured meats.
Naturals – with no added nitrites – is the first ever full line of cured meats using 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives.
The Naturals line uses natural derivatives that are 100% nitrite & nitrate free. Thanks to their synergy, the result is a totally healthy product, with the same safety guarantees as one treated with nitrites.
Unique technology. International patent pending
Rovagnati has been able to eliminate nitrites completely thanks to its development of a unique and highly innovative technology, a project that has seen it working alongside several universities and animal science institutes throughout Italy for more than two years. An international patent application has been filed. Approved by the competent authorities, this new technology lets Rovagnati produce products free of nitrite additives.
Good for you, good for the environment.
A complete range of tasty, healthy and fair products as they are made with natural ingredients, respect for the environment and the animal welfare. All the ingredients are completely natural - from field to fork - and processed to a minimum without any chemical adjuvants or additives. Our product transformation processes are totally natural and harmless, such as steaming (cooked ham), hot air cooking (Mortadella), and curing at controlled temperatures and humidity (salami and raw ham).
ROVAGNATI NATURALS respects our Responsible Quality Pillars.
More about 0% Antibiotics
The pigs come from farms where antibiotics are prohibited from birth to slaughter: all farmers who raise pigs without using antibiotics have to follow ISO/IEC/17065 certified protocol.
If antibiotic therapy is required, it is administered but the pigs are then immediately removed from the Antibiotic Free program.
Antibiotics are not administered in any way, not even through dietary intake: fodder production is controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture and the entire farming process is supervised by Baltic Control, a body controlled by DANAK, which carries out unannounced audits.
Preventive drug administration is therefore prohibited in all cases: this means that the pigs are provided with ideal environmental conditions in order to prevent infectious diseases. It also ensures that consumers can eat meat without potential traces of antibiotics and therefore without the risk of developing resistance to antibiotics, which is an ever more important aspect of our health.
More about 0% added artificial preservatives
We do not use chemical nitrites in cooked hams, Mortadellas and salamis. Only nitrites naturally contained in natural plant-based aromas are present.
In some plants, the concentration of these substances is actually up to 20 times higher than in normal Italian cooked hams.
The amount of added plant-based nitrite is the minimum necessary for preventing the formation of Clostridium botulinum.
With the help of just Mother Nature, you can be assured of safe and strictly controlled food.
More about 0% GMO
None of the natural ingredients used for producing cooked hams, mortadellas and salamis derive from genetically modified farming.
In addition to declarations made by producers, Rovagnati carries out research on GMO markers for all its raw materials and finished products to safeguard consumers who know about GMO.
Rovagnati would like to extend the GMO-free policy to the supply chain of pig fodder used for its Naturals range as soon as possible.
0% Milk proteins
0% Added monosodium glutamate
* percentage referred to the self-service tray
Rovagnati has developed a specific program that not only applies the 5 Freedoms, but also guarantees good practices in farming and animal welfare by ensuring a audited supply chain that follows specific criteria: - NO antibiotics since birth - NO added hormones - NO castration without painkillers - NO teeth cutting - NO ear cropping - Only vegetarian diet - Enough straw and fodder - NO fully slatted floors - Environmental enrichment - Free range for sows up to 7 days before deliveryFind out more about Animal Welfare according to Rovagnati