The Certified Product (CP) Quality System is an innovative solution introduced by the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) in cooperation with experts – representatives of the fruit and vegetable industry and national scientific organisations. The Certificate is given to fruit and vegetable products which comply with strictly specified requirements and have been subjected to an inspection procedure. The Certified Product (CP) Quality System is administered by the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) (pl. Stowarzyszenie Krajowa Unia Producentów Soków).
About Certified Product (CP) Quality System
PURPOSES OF THE CERTIFIED PRODUCT (CP) QUALITY SYSTEM
Characteristics of the Certified Product (CP) Quality System:
Currently, the Certified Product (CP) Quality System is subjected to a recognition procedure as a National Quality Scheme, conducted by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development pursuant to Article 16 par. 1 letter b of Regulation (EU) No. 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17th December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1698/2005. After obtaining the status of a National Quality System, the conformity with requirements will be verified by independent inspection bodies.
CATEGORIES OF PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN THE CP SYSTEM
The Certified Product (CP) Quality System includes the following products which comply with the requirements of the CP Quality System:
BENEFITS FOR PRODUCERS
Including products in the Certified Product (CP) Quality System brings the following benefits to producers:
BENEFITS FOR CONSUMERS
The Certified Product (CP) Quality System brings the following benefits to consumers:
WHO GRANTS CERTIFICATES?
The Certified Product (CP) Quality System constitutes an answer of the fruit and vegetable business to contemporary needs and trends regarding a healthy diet and graphic identification of products. The CP System has been developed and is administered by the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) – a non-profit organisation which has been supporting Poles in making correct food choices through information campaigns for many years.
More information: kups.org.pl
PARTICIPATION IN THE SYSTEM
Products with the Certified Product (CP) logo on their packaging are distinguished by outstanding reproducible commercial quality.
Producers of fruit and vegetable products of high quality or those planning to produce such products can apply for participation in the Certified Product (CP) Quality System and granting the CP logo.
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT IN A DAILY DIET
A balanced diet is one of the most important health factors and its main element should be constituted by fruit and vegetables. Those products are the basic food category in the Pyramid of Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity developed by the Food and Nutrition Institute. Nutrition experts recommend the consumption of minimum 400 g of fruit and vegetables daily, preferably in 5 portions. Around 200 ml of juice can constitute one of those portions. Vitamins and other nutrients, among other substances, contained in fruit and vegetables have a real influence on decreasing the probability of diet-related diseases, such as hypertension, ischemic heart diseases or diabetes.
For many years, the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) has been conducting educational activities as part of the “5 Portions of Vegetables, Fruit or Juice” programme regarding the role of those products in our daily diet. More information about a beneficial influence of fruit, vegetables and juices on the human body can be found on the programme’s website: www.5porcji.pl
Stowarzyszenie Krajowa Unia Producentów Soków (Polish Association of Juices Producers (KUPS)
ul. Rakowiecka 36 lok 339 i 340
tel./fax: 0-22 646 44 72
tel.: 0-22 606 38 63
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