OIA Program - Alimentos Argentinos consists in the accession of the producer and/or processor of Argentine food to the Seal "Alimentos Argentinos, una Elección Natural" and its English version "Argentine Food, a Natural Choice". Both are national brands recorded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina (Resolution 392/2005), entity that awards the Seal.
The Seal weighs the wide variety of Argentines foods that are valued and demanded by customers and consumers around the world for its attributes, authenticity and originality related to the origin of raw materials, processing practices, assurance systems, cultural and social factors.
By this way, the Seal facilitates the identification of these products and their attributes under a national image, allowing the positioning, placement and marketing of such food with quality in the domestic and international market. The Seal respond effectively to the added value sought against the level of demand from customers and consumers about food quality.
The Seal may be requested by any physic or legal person, whether producer and/or manufacturer food company in Argentina. In addition, depending to the Quality Protocol, the applicant must comply with good agricultural practices (GAP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and/or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). The Seal is awarded to the product for which is requested its use.
OIA, as a certification body, is enabled by MinAgri and Senasa to audit the Seal "Argentine Food, a Natural Choice". The Seal, exclusive for Argentina, is the way to guarantee consumers certain attributes of value differentiating in foodstuffs.