Pasta

Barilla Pasta
FROM FIELD TO FORK
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Raw materials
Raw materials
LOCAL ORIGINS AND AN EXCELLENT BLEND

Barilla selects the best varieties of wheat from all over the world to ensure an excellent product quality. 

Barilla prefers local purchasing, namely in the country where wheat is processed to make pasta. On average, in 2017, 90% of durum wheat has been purchased locally.

CULTIVATION CONTRACTS

Multy-year agreements are signed before sowing which require compliance with specific guidelines concerning the quality of cultivation, shared with producers’ associations.

In Italy Barilla stipulates cultivation agreements for 57% of durum wheat purchased and involve over 5,000 farmers.

SUSTAINABLE DURUM WHEAT PROJECT

In 2017 over 2,000 Italian farmers working for Barilla produced 240,000 tonnes of durum wheat in a more sustainable way. Thanks to the application of the Barilla Decalogue for the Sustainable Cultivation of Durum Wheat and using the granoduro.net® system, they have obtained average reductions in green-house gas emissions and farmers' costs of 10%.

In 2017 Barilla has extended the system to Greece. 218 farmers sowed the first 2,200 hectares according to rules and decision-making support tools adapted to the local context.

QUALITY CONTROLS

Barilla conducts controls on 100% of the batches of wheat purchased, all the lots of pasta produced and every stage of the production process. It carries out 200,000 quality analyses every year.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Le Emiliane and La Collezione are produced with 100% fresh category A eggs from cage-free hens from selected farms only, reared on 100% vegetable feed with added mineral, salts and vitamins.

Research and development
Research and development
EXCLUSIVE VARIETIES OF DURUM WHEAT

8 varieties of durum wheat have been exclusively developed by Barilla in the course of over 20 years, to yield a unique product and higher quality.

CARE FOR NUTRITION

In line with its Nutrition Research Principles, Barilla is conducting studies in conjunction with many international universities to assess the impact of pasta consumption on weight, glycemic response and risk factors for diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases. 

PRODUCTS GEARED TOWARDS WELLBEING

In 2017, Barilla launched 10 new products aimed at improving the nutritional balance of people.

Production
Production
MILLS AND PLANTS

Barilla makes pasta in 9 plants, spread across 6 countries and semolina in 7 proprietary mills.

In Parma, Barilla has built the world's largest pasta production plant. Barilla does not purchase the standard production lines available on the market, opting instead to have them built to its own unique technical specifications. 

1 exclusive dehulling system in the milling process, designed to treat wheat gently right from the start of processing.

1 international patent for the production of high-quality pasta, rich in natural bers from durum wheat bran.

CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

For every tonne of pasta made in its pasta production facilities since 2010, Barilla has reduced water consumption by 31% and greenhouse gas emissions by 24%.

Logistics and sales
Logistics and sales
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

1 new rail link was opened in 2015 for transporting wheat to Parma: on average, this means 1,100 tonnes less of greenhouse gas and 3,300 fewer trucks on European roads each year.

1 new fleet of vehicles running on liquefied natural gas was launched in 2017 for the transport of goods by road.

PARTNERSHIPS FOR ALL

VIVI SMART: 1 Barilla alliance with Coop and Danone aimed at improving the lifestyle and eating habits of Italian families.

TOGETHER AGAINST WASTE: 1 international partnership with Carrefour aimed at reducing food waste.

 

Communication
Communication
PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL DECLARATIONS

6 verified public documents relating to Barilla pastas, providing transparent, comparable information about the environmental impact of products: www.environdec.com

GUARDATUSTESSO

1 new digital platform, illustrating the entire production chain for pasta and sauces, from the selection of raw materials to the table.

PACKAGING

Our cardboard packaging is 100% recyclable and made with virgin fiber from responsibly managed forests.

Consumption
Consumption
UNIQUE DESIGN

To ensure the best organoleptic properties and perfect "al dente" cooking.

PRODUCTS TO MEET EVERY NEED

A vast range of products to satisfy the different tastes: in Italy, the Group has an average of over 40 di erent products stocked by major stores for the Barilla brand alone.