• Insect food you can trust.

    Food Safety

    Environmental Care

    Social Compliance


    ENTOTRUST seal on product packaging is the proof that the producer reached high quality and food safety, within local and international food requirements.

    ENTOTRUST certification considers the whole product, through the production process, including the environmental footprint and the social compliance.



  • The program for insect food quality

    We are an independent organization, certifying the quality of food and beverage products, containing edible insects. Certified products are safe and sustainable. The ENTOTRUST seal is assigned only to those products complying with strict requirements.


    What drives us.

    A world where edible insects will supply healthy food, making high value proteins accessible to a wider population with important environmental and social benefits.


    Why we exist.

    ENTOTRUST mission is to recognize worthy producers, nudging the people decision when buying innovative food. Working with our network to improve knowledge.


    The principles.

    The program, based on international food and sustainability standards, follows the principles of:

    • Integrity. Our organization is free from direct participation of producers and farmers.

    • Evidence. Solid scientific base with research partners.

    • Contribution. The input of all relevant stakeholders is highly valuable.

    Additionally we participate in research on insects farming and processing. Want to take part? write us.



    Tell about your quality.

    We support producers to be unique and preferred.


    Insect food trend is growing, with many farmers and manufactures entering the market. We confirm the quality of products and processes, through the ENTOTRUST audit. We advise for improvements, you gain consumers' trust.

    ENTOTRUST is the international voluntary program to certify manufactures and farms. Newly certified producers.


    Eat good food.

    We stand for consumers information and health.

    In the growing offer of insect based food, it is difficult to discern "garage" products from consciously produced qualitative ones. ENTOTRUST logo on pack helps you to avoid surprises, potentially harmful.

    ENTOTRUST seal on the packaging is the consumer reference to buy safe and high quality products.

  • How

    State your products safety, confirm your sustainability. Within the existing food regulations we analyse insect based food, manufacturing and farming activities. The program follows specific requirements and food standards (e.g. ISO 22000, HACCP, GFSI). The assessment takes into account primarily:

    • Chemical elements presence

    • Microbiological elements

    • Ingredient origin and authenticity

    • Food safety in the processes

    • Environmental impacts and social fairness in the activities

    The analyses are performed by accredited laboratories and audits are carried out by expert auditors. We comply with the ISO/IEC 17021 standard meaning that we are able to ensure a competent audit team, following a consistent process and reporting results.



    We certify fact-based. An initial interaction on comprehensive topics is followed by the audit. Your products will be examined by accredited laboratories.



    The evaluation is thorough, including the laboratory results, interviews, site visus and provided documentation. We rely on professional expert auditors.



    We'll share with you the results of the audit and key indicators. We will advise about improvements and action plan when necessary.



    When requisites are met the ENTOTRUST certification is granted and seal is licensed for packaging and media purposes.

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  • Get started

    Certify your products.

    Consumers need information on product quality. Surveys show that our certification logo on packaging increases perceived safety at least by 40%! Thus, achieving higher sales and loyalty.


    Have your products ENTOTRUST certified.

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    Certify your farm.

    An independent point of view will give you the assurance to show consumers, retailers and investors (too) how food quality, environmental and social compliance are managed.


    Have your farm ENTOTRUST certified.

  • Team

    Passion for high quality food.


    It all started with our founders, international citizens and sustainability ambassadors.

    They realized that transparency on food origin, quality and environmental care are must.

    Who is valuing conscious producers?


    There was a need for an independent organization to promote good practices.

    We are a group of experts in quality assurance, biology, nutrition, international operations and management. Our code of conduct: download.


    General coordinator

    Industrial Designer, experienced in product development and manufacturing. After graduation at the Institute of Technology, she earned her Master in Design in Milan, Italy. Worked for international brands and managed a science publishing company focused on tropical species. She successfully led the go-to-market of product lines. Capable manager and forward thinker, she envisions a future of healthier food for many.


    Scientific coordinator

    Expert in the safety and legislative aspects of edible insects. He collaborated in scientific reports by EFSA and OIE. Degree in Veterinary medicine and PhD in Veterinary Science. More than eight years as veterinary researcher, he has dealt with: food microbiology, novel food, microbiological risk assessment. He has authored several publications in scientific journals, books and monographs.


    Network and PR

    Loredana has always been into food quality, after achieving the SFAM Placement Scholarship to identify the antibiotic resistance genes in unknown bacteria, from different food samples, she is now at the Food Science GCU (Scotland) as certified HACCP auditor. Her passion for the insects' alternative was triggered after having personally tested to live one month on insect food, since then she actively promotes more sustainable food habits and lifestyle.


    Operations and governance

    MBA with more than 15 years in food and retail. He takes care of our continuous development and stakeholders relationships. Focused on innovation and product development, operations and quality in different industries as well as TLC. He is a serial traveler and explorer, triggered by wilderness, local traditions and food discoveries.


    Sustainability advisor

    PhD in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. Charlotte has done research on several aspects of insects as food, including the nutritional composition and role of wild and farmed species, as well as the sustainability of their cultivation and collection. She has done fieldwork in Japan, Congo, Mexico and Zimbabwe. Her current activity is with Springer, and she also works with Insects and People of the South Indian Ocean. She loves insects and people.


    Activation ambassador

    Senior manager, confirmed bicultural in Italy and France, obsessed by consumer demand analysis and a trailblazer. Master at L. Bocconi University Milan Italy, he was Marketing Direction and CGO officer in various multinational firms in the last 20 years. Based in France he focuses on network development and partnerships building.

  • ENTOTRUST. Sustainable safe

    Consumers are aware and want to be informed, thus demanding more high-quality food.

    Quality is a chain where a missing ring can compromise consumer satisfaction or health.
    In food manufacturing there are many aspects to be properly handled, such as hygiene, origin of the ingredients, contamination, storage and packaging. Insect farms which are not well managed might present environmental impacts for the use of energy or ecosystem interactions. The personnel working conditions might not be fair.
    Insects as alternative proteins, carry great potential as well as important responsibilities for food manufacturers. Let the numbers speak, the known and unknown facts:

    10 times less land occupied

    Per unit of weight of mealworms protein versus cow

    (source: Oonincx, De Boer)

    at least 2000 times less water

    The water resource ratio to obtain the same amount of cricket proteins vs. beef

    (source: various on 'virtual water' concept)


    Expected world population in 2050

    (source: United Nations DESA)

    14 times less CO2

    Livestock sector, generates 18% of greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent

    (source: FAO. Steinfeld et al.)

    Heavy Metals

    Cadmium is a carcinogenic substance particularly toxic for kidney.
    Cadmium can persist in kidney for up to 30 years.


    Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to children.


    Insect may carry and be contaminated by.


    Listeria monocytogenes are widely distributed in nature and can contaminate foods.
    Listeria can cause hepatitis and meningitis.


    Salmonella is the most frequent foodborne pathogen at global level. 15% of foodborne diseases without cure.

    Preventive measures along the food chain are must.


    Insect protein can trigger allergic reactions due to a potential cross-reaction with crustaceans and house dust mites allergy.


    These allergies are among the most common in food and cause for allergic people to visit emergency units.


    Clear labelling and information are must.


    Are carcinogenic substances produced by mold during improper storage.


    A toxic metabolite produced by organisms of the fungus kingdom and is capable of causing serious disease. 1 of 10 unsolved foodborne diseases is attributed to mycotoxins.


    Not eliminated through ordinary cooking.

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  • News

    Addicted to innovation

    Pulled meat alternative? Sure!

    De Krekerij team relentlessly seeks for making tasty food more sustainable. Knowing that in more than 80% of countries worldwide, crickets are eaten because of their taste, they captured this meaty taste and transformed it into Pulled Meat. A unique combination of cricket meat with vegetable additives, a new ingredient for your signature buns, rendang, loaded nachos or poke bowl. This future proof meat is sustainable and nutritiously high in proteins and vitamin B12, now also ENTOTRUST certified. The future is now and it's damn tasty! find it here.

    Credits: De Krekerij, all rights reserved.

    Innovation for breakfast

    Start the day with extraordinary cookies

    Fucibo launched the first Italian cookies with the addition of insect flour authorized by the European Community.
    Available in two flavours they are better for the environment and for you, with a protein boost and extra micronutrients.
    The valuable protein within is from Tenebrio molitor, source of iron, and vitamins. The Fucibo biscuits just achieved the Entotrust certification for the high food quality standard.

    These cookies with less carbohydrates, and more protein are available at their website, here.

    Credits: FUCIBO, all rights reserved.

    Catch it if you can

    The “hamburger” tastier than ever

    De Krekerij team, did it again, and just achieved the Entotrust certification for their HOPPER BURGER, sustainable food and health are for everyone. The new choice is a tender, savoury burger combining cricket meat with vegetable ingredients. This unique meat is sustainable having a mini environmental impact and nutritious for the high protein content and vitamin B12. Freshly frozen are ready to cook, available at specialty shops and national retailers. Join the crick-revolution! Read more.

    Credits: De Krekerij, all rights reserved.

    Latest insect food approved by EFSA

    The lesser mealworm assessed safe!

    4th July 2022 marks another step into a wider use of alternative proteins as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a positive assessment of Alphitobius diaperinus larva. The opinion of the scientific panel comprises the frozen and freeze-dried formulations of the lesser mealworm, whole or in powder. This to be used as an ingredient to various products such as cereal bars, pasta, meat imitates and bakery products. More at: EFSA Journal

    Credits: EFSA, all rights reserved.

    Capture the great taste

    Classic “meatballs” of future-proof meat

    De Krekerij team, based in the Netherlands, believes in a world with a future-proof food system, where good food and health come together. That's why they developed the tastiest MEAT BALLS from crickets and grasshoppers. Delicious and great to bite, high in protein, source of calcium, zinc and vitamin B12, all with a mini environmental impact. All the reason why they achieved the Entotrust certification. Chilled for highest quality, these “meatballs” are ready for pan or oven. Now available at LIDL in 420 stores. So, no time to waste, capture the great taste. Read more.

    Credits: De Krekerij, all rights reserved.


    Aztec flair for modern proteins

    OKUILLI means worm, in the ancient Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, and OPTIPROT is the company in Cuernavaca, Mexico, that developed large scale farming of Tenebrio molitor. But this is modern superfood: high in protein (53%) and nutritious with iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, omega 3 and 6, amino acids, free of chemicals and hormones. OPTIPROT achieved the Entotrust certification for high quality, food safety and for the farming committed to environmental sustainability, utilizing for example only natural and organic products as feed. Optiprot.com 

    Credits: OPTIPROT, all rights reserved.

    Healthier indulgence

    The Italian treats that unite tradition and innovation

    Fucibo chips are the first Italian product with insect flour, authorized by the European Community. An innovative baked corn snack, a familiar product to introduce consumers to edible insects. The insect content (Tenebrio molitor) is a source of proteins, iron, and vitamins and incredibly sustainable. For their high quality standards they achieved the Entotrust certification.
    With less fats and carbohydrates, and more protein, you can indulge more often. Available in pizza and cheese flavours here.

    Credits: FUCIBO, all rights reserved.
    One month insect food challenge

    One month challenge

    Living on insect proteins daily, lunch and dinner

    Would you eliminate, starting tomorrow, all traditional meat from your diet and replace it with insect proteins, every day? There are thousands of scientific evidences that insects are healthy and rich in nutrients, but Loredana H. wanted to prove it in person. As young scientist she decided to have insect food daily for one month. This experience eliminates any doubt. Read the interview.

    Credits: ENTOTRUST, all rights reserved.

    Save the planet... eat nachos

    Food of the future certified

    CRICK SUPERFOODS is the first company to produce insect based food in Ecuador. They wanted to make an impact re-inventing nachos with high content in cricket proteins. Good for people and good for the planet is the purpose of Francisca the energetic woman driving this successful team. They achieved the Entotrust certification for consistent high quality and sustainable practices. Two flavours (sea salt and chili) that consumers find irresistible, tasty and crunchy, while nutritionally balanced.

    Credits: Crick Superfoods, cricksuperfoods.com 

    Entotrust confirmed very effective

    Higher consumers' preference vs established certifications

    Researches with consumers show that the Entotrust logo visible on packaging increases perceived food safety by 40% for the same product without certification label. Additionally, it performs better than widely known food certifications (e.g. Organic, Fairtrade, Bio) in direct comparison on the same product, for consumer purchase intention and visual appeal. We are extremely proud of this recognition, that validates our mission.

    Credits: Entotrust team, field surveys collection.

    Another insect is EU approved!

    Locusta migratoria hits the market

    The EU Commission in November 2021 authorised frozen, dried and powder forms of Locusta migratoria as a food (detail here).
    Another achievement towards the wider adoption of insect based alternative proteins, thank to the application of the company Fair Insects located in the Netherlands. Albeit being an exclusive authorisation to "the applicant’s file for the sole use of the applicant” it does not prevent others from applying for the same novel food. Let’s stay tuned.

    Credits: EU Commission, 2021.

    Insect food safety survey by Entotrust

    Australia one step ahead

    A roadmap for strategic growth of the edible insects industry

    Alternative proteins are flourishing, veggie is the low hanging fruit, but insect proteins in a wider number of countries become the real alternative and a cultural change. 
    We recommend the report by CSIRO, Australia’s national science organization, which identifies the challenges and opportunities for the Australian edible insect industry providing a detailed framework for all stakeholders. Australia is well positioned to contribute to the edible insect market with a tradition of agricultural innovation and bio-diversity. Download the report.

    Credits: CSIRO, Dr Rocio Ponce-Reyes, Dr Bryan Lessard.

    Human rights in insect food

    Why social fairness in insect food?

    Upcoming human rights rules

    The EU is planning to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence regulations. Many governments will be serious about addressing working conditions in supply chains. The insect food industry must avoid the pitfall of other food chains. The new laws would require retailers to show that suppliers adopted social standards. Part of the ENTOTRUST audit is to verify also social fairness. Read the full article here.

    Entotrust celebrates EFSA evaluation

    Insect food approved by European FSA

    Tenebrio molitor stated safe, finally

    13 January 2021 can be considered a historical day in Europe for insect food. In fact, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a positive assessment of Tenebrio molitor paving the way for a wider EU consensus, where some countries still ban its commercialization. Using insects in food is more than a trend, and the EFSA’s evaluation is essential for the policymakers who will decide for the wider EU authorization in the next months.

    Credits: EFSA, all rights reserved. The EFSA Journal.

    Certified macarons for retail!

    Retailer Kaufland introduced since April insect-based food items

    The German retailer started to introduce in Croatia a selection of insect food products, described as 'healthy, eco-conscious, and highly nutritious’ emphasising the sustainability dimensions.

    Mealworm powder is the key ingredient of the biscuits line produced by MINUS FARM. The almond macarons, brown sugar speculoos and shortbread chocolate biscuits are Entotrust certified.

    Credits: Virginie Mixe, co-founder. minusfarm.fr

    consumers preference for evidence

    Consumers prefer evident quality

    54% of consumers look for reassurance on pack

    Over the last years, and nowadays with stronger emphasis on food safety and "earth care", a certification on packaging, which is not an obscure code, gives value to the product in consumer's perception. Studies confirm that preference is given to those products carrying quality certifications. Such labels on packaging provide proof of marketing statements, gain visibility and purchase. Read the full article.

    Credits: Mauro Bianchi, all rights reserved.

    Eco-nutrition, certified

    The central value of alternative food

    Eco-nutrition is the concept supported by the IN Insect-Nutrition team. Their 100% cricket powder embodies the renovated value of food for human health, environmental defence and ethical consumption.

    Now ENTOTRUST certified for its high quality and sustainable farming. It is an alternative protein naturally rich in fibres, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and B12 vitamin. Adaptable ingredient in daily diets, ready to eat or in preparations for bakery, fitness programs or gourmet inspiration.

    Credits: IN Insect Nutrition, insectnutrition.mx.

    Covid and food

    Food itself is not a source of infection

    With the hope of a definitive solution to the pandemic, good news is that the virus is not transmitted by food, both EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas and US FDA agree. This is valid also for insect-based foods, as confirmed by a recent review (Maciel-Vergara & Ros, 2017), when proper food handling and processing practices are applied. Stay healthy. Read the full article.

    Credits: Entotrust team, all rights reserved.

    Syngja certified by Entotrust

    Certified juices for vitality

    Crickets are very rich in B12 vitamin

    The Danish team Syngja developed natural juices, with organic fruits, vegetables, and cricket powder. The refreshing and tasty shots, available in 3 flavours, offer an everyday boost for vitality and energy. The cricket powder and its B12 content constitute a key element for human health. The newly achieved Entotrust certification confirms safety, health and low environmental footprint.

    Credits: Jakob Rukov founder. Syngja.dk

    Summit for food innovation. UK

    New thinking. Game changing. Future making.

    Entotrust is official supporter of the Food Matters Summit, first event of its kind in the UK, connecting organisations across the food supply chain, bringing together disruptive innovators and multinational companies. Carefully curated content will be delivered by a cast of 100 international speakers. Themes include:

    • The food revolution: feeding 10 billion people sustainably
    • Tomorrow's innovation: defining the future of nutrition and food systems
    • Feeding the future: how disruption is changing the food industry

    Visit: www.foodmatters.co.uk Join the event ask for the ENTOTRUST member pass.

    Entotrust certified

    Certified, front runner Canadian farm

    Earth preservation through alternative proteins

    Since 2014, Entomo Farms has been developing large scale cricket farming. The protein powder is for B2B and for end consumers. Entomo Farms is the largest scale farm of crickets in North America.

    They choose Entotrust to confirm their high standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. Entotrust certifies the whole chain from farm to fork, as a guarantee for consumers and in recognition of high quality food products..

    Credits: Kelly Hagen, COO. Entomofarms.com

    Insetec 2019, Brazil

    Production technologies, environment and nutrition.

    November 6th-8th. Entotrust joins the first Brazilian conference on edible insects, originated by ASBRACI and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). In the agenda: Ethno-Entomology, Entomoculture and Technologies (production, management, environment and techniques of processing, scale and associated biotechnologies); Food and Feed (quality and composition, storage and conservation); Market and Legislation.

    Credits: INSETEC.

    Entotrust certified

    Zophobas for haute cuisine. Certified

    The starred chefs choice in Mexico

    ZOFO is the brand name of oven dried and naturally spiced Zophobas morio developed by Chikle Project in Mexico. Available in 3 flavors and a unique salt mix, it is produced in the first Cancun insects farm already operating at scale, and recently ENTOTRUST certified. The chefs professional community already recognized outstanding taste and inspiration, while ENTOTRUST confirmed food safety and operations sustainability.

    Credits: Andre Demontigny, Managing Director. zofo.mx

    Research presented at Insecta 2019, Germany

    Entotrust collaboration on insects authenticity

    The food technology lab of Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy, presented the poster at the INSECTA 2019 expert conference in Potsdam, 5-6 September 2019. The pilot study, still ongoing, is aimed at evaluating the possibility of applying DART-HRMS to insect powder for authenticity purposes and it is carried out in collaboration with the Entotrust network. Entotrust was also sponsor of the conference. Download

    Credits: Simone Belluco, IZSdV, all rights reserved.

    IPSIO Valala Farm certified Entotrust

    Certified crickets under the baobab

    Food security goes with wildlife future

    Madagascar’s biodiversity is threatened by the rising demand for food, farming and wild lemur hunting, nowadays only 10% of natural habitat remains. But, how to cope with the world’s fourth highest rate of malnutrition? The IPSIO group of experts, Insects and People of the Southwest Indian Ocean, developed in the last 2 years a program to farm local insects for food purposes. ENTOTRUST contributed assessing the farm and processes, providing recommendations and certification of the key product: cricket protein powder. The Valala Farm is located in the Madagascar Biodiversity Center, Antananarivo.

    A Malagasy proverb speaks “Valala iray hifanapahana” I have only one cricket but I will break it in half to share.

    Credits: Brian Fisher coordinator. ipsio.org

    Entotrust certified

    Certified cricket... crackers

    UK firm innovates ubiquitous US bread

    Four flavours crackers by Cricke' have achieved the ENTOTRUST certification. The reengineered flat bread offers a contemporary and versatile source of protein. Assessed safe and sustainable, they scored utmostly low GHG emissions, 0,12 kg/year CO2. Check the co-founder video >

    Credits: Edoardo Imparato, co-founder. crickefood.com

    Entotrust certified

    Certified caterpillars

    Great nutrients and taste available all year

    Fasopro, the shea-tree caterpillars manufacturer achieved the Entotrust certification. Based in Burkina Faso, with the mission to create a source of income for rural women involved in the seasonal collection, thus allowing the availability of this tasty and nutritious food all the year. The products and processes, from collection to packaging, have showed to be safe and highly sustainable.

    Credits: Kahitouo Hien, founder and GM. fasopro.bf

    Merci Mercado certified Entotrust

    Certified Chapulines from Mexico

    Millenary tradition encounters new food habits

    Merci Mercado achieved the ENTOTRUST certification for food safety and sustainability. The wild collection of seasonal grasshoppers respects insect lifecycle, and allows local population to gain a fair extra income. A responsible product that truly matches tradition, nutritional richness and taste. Check the co-founder video >

    Credits: Nahabi V. and Laurence H. mercimercado.com

    Prevention through insects

    Antioxidants groundbreaking new study

    Eating insects may be recommended for cancer prevention. An Italian study demonstrated that insects contain high concentrations of antioxidants. Prof Mauro Serafini reports that "in the future, we might adapt dietary regimens for insect rearing in order to increase their antioxidant content”.

    Credits: University of Teramo, M.S., all rights reserved.

    Minusfarm certified Entotrust

    Certified Molitor!

    2019 starts with safe & sustainable MOLITOR

    The Minusfarm Molitor comes from a responsible farm that has been independently certified to the ENTOTRUST quality standards. This insect food has met the ENTOTRUST food safety and sustainability requirements for farming and manufacturing. See here the video >

    Credits: Virginie Mixe, co-founder. minusfarm.fr

    More light on nutritional composition

    Wild harvested insects study. 2018

    We recommend this new study regarding wild harvested edible insects. With potential to contribute to nutrition security, yet the nutritional composition is often unknown. The study investigated the nutritional composition of wild harvested Eulepida mashona and Henicus whellani and its variation in different harvest places.

    Credits: Faith A. Manditsera, Pieternel A. Luning, V. Fogliano, C.M.M. Lakemond.

    Avaento Chrys Mei certified Entotrust

    First certified functional drink

    Innovation from silkworm peptides

    Avaento is the company that developed the first beauty drink with silkworm peptides, Chrys Mei. The birth of this drink is the combination of traditional farming of silkworms and the latest food technologies. Rigorous processes and consistent quality are confirmed by ENTOTRUST.

    Credits: Avaento Inc., Zilu Wan.

    A cleaner world

    Read on insects sustainability

    Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems. 2018

    The book takes a multi-disciplinary approach to analysing how insects contribute to food systems around the world. Includes unique research on multiple countries. Features state-of-the-art research on farmed, semi-cultivated and wild insect species.

    Springer Publishing. Editors: Halloran, A., Flore, R., Vantomme, P., Roos, N.

    Future Food Vision

    Growing population calls for new options

    As we struggle to feed our growing population, here is how the champions of technology are going to shape our food. A short tutorial explaining nutrition alternatives and applied sciences.

    Credits: Astrolabe, all rights reserved.
  • Resources

    Papers and scientific references


    Papers for download

    The following titles can also be requested via email. Here.

    • New protein sources and food legislation: the case of edible insects and EU law. Food Security. Belluco S, Halloran A, Ricci A. 2017.
    • Edible insects: a food security solution or a food safety concern? Anim. Front. 5:25–30. Belluco  Simone, Losasso  Carmen, Maggioletti Michela, Alonzi  Cristiana, Ricci  Antonia, Paoletti  Maurizio G. 2015.
    • Edible insects in a food safety and nutritional perspective: A critical review. Compr. Rev. Food Sci. Food Saf. 12:296–313. Belluco S, Losasso C, Maggioletti M, Alonzi CC, Paoletti MG, Ricci A. 2013.
    • A review of the scientific literature on the control of Salmonella spp. in food-producing animals other than poultry. OIE. Belluco S, Cibin V, Davies R, Ricci A, Wales A. 2015.
    • Il consumo di insetti dal punto di vista della sicurezza alimentare: inquadramento normativo e valutazioned dei rischi. In: Gli insetti una risorsa sostenibile per l’alimentazione. XVI. Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia. p. 21–28. Belluco S, Mantovani A, Ricci A. 2015.
    • Toxoplasma gondii infection and food consumption: A systematic review and meta-analysis of case-controlled studies. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. Belluco S, Simonato G, Mancin M, Pietrobelli M, Ricci A. 2017.
    • Nanotechnology and Food: Brief Overview of the Current Scenario. Procedia Food Sci. 5:85–88. Gallocchio F, Belluco S, Ricci A. 2015.
    • Entomophagy and Power. Müller 1,2*, J. Evans 2, C.L.R. Payne 3,4 and R. Roberts 2.
    • Ecosystem Services from Edible Insects in Agricultural Systems: A Review. Charlotte L. R. Payne 1,* and Joost Van Itterbeeck.

    External documents

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  • International


    ENTOTRUST ist die freiwillige Zertifizierung von Insekten als Lebensmittel, mit der Hersteller die Lebensmittelsicherheit und Nachhaltigkeit ihrer Produkte bewerten können. Die Mission von ENTOTRUST ist es, die Qualität von Lebensmitteln mit essbaren Insekten zu erkennen und das Vertrauen der Verbraucher zu stärken. Das ENTOTRUST Logo darf nur von zertifizierten Lebensmittelherstellern und Landwirten verwendet werden. Das ENTOTRUST Programm lockt eine Welt an, in der Insekten gesunde Lebensmittel und hochwertige Proteine ​​bereitstellen, die einer breiteren Bevölkerung zugänglich sind und ökologische und soziale Vorteile bieten.


    ENTOTRUST est une démarche volontaire de certification des aliments à base d'insectes comestibles. ENTOTRUST a pour mission d’évaluer la sécurité et la durabilité des aliments que les producteurs leur soumettront. Le logo ENTOTRUST ne peut être utilisé que par les fabricants de produits alimentaires certifiés et les agriculteurs. Le programme ENTOTRUST envisage un monde où les insectes fourniront des aliments sains et des protéines de grande valeur, accessibles à une population plus large et soucieuse des grands enjeux environnementaux et sociaux de notre monde.


    ENTOTRUST is het vrijwilligersinitiatief voor de certificering van voeding op basis van insecten, die producenten in staat stelt voedselveiligheid en duurzaamheid te beoordelen. Het is de missie van ENTOTRUST om kwaliteitsnormen rond eetbare insecten voor klanten herkenbaar te maken. Het ENTOTRUST logo mag alleen door gecertificeerde voedselproducenten en telers worden gevoerd. Het ENTOTRUST programma beoogt een wereld waar insecten een bron zijn van gezonde voeding en hoogwaardige proteïnen voor een breed publiek. Met belangrijke voordelen voor mens en milieu.


    ENTOTRUST es la certificación voluntaria de alimentos a base de insectos comestibles, que permite a los productores evaluar la gestión de seguridad alimentaria y sostenibilidad de los mismos. La misión de ENTOTRUST es reconocer alimentos de calidad a base de insectos comestible. El logotipo de ENTOTRUST solo puede ser utilizado por productores y criadores de alimentos certificados. El programa ENTOTRUST visualiza un mundo donde los insectos proporcionaran alimentos saludables, proteínas de alto valor, accesibles a una población más amplia con beneficios ambientales y sociales.


    ENTOTRUST è la certificazione volontaria degli alimenti a base di insetti, che consente ai produttori di valutarne la sicurezza e la sostenibilità ambientale. La missione di ENTOTRUST è di riconoscere e segnalare prodotti di qualità a base di insetti commestibili. Il logo ENTOTRUST può essere utilizzato solo dai produttori ed allevatori certificati. Il programma ENTOTRUST prevede un mondo in cui gli insetti forniranno alimenti salutari, proteine di alto valore, accessibili per gran parte della popolazione, con benefici ambientali e sociali.




    ENTOTRUST เป็นการรับรองโดยสมัครใจสำหรับอาหารแมลงที่ช่วยให้ผู้ผลิตเพื่อความปลอดภัยของอาหารและการพัฒนาอย่างยั่งยืน สามารถใช้โลโก้ ENTOTRUST โดยผู้ผลิตอาหารที่ได้รับการรับรองและเกษตรกรที่ได้รับการรับรอง. โปรแกรม ENTOTRUST สนับสนุนโลกที่มีโปรตีนมูลค่าสูงสำหรับประชากรในวงกว้างที่มีผลประโยชน์ด้านสิ่งแวดล้อมและสังคม


    ENTOTRUST это добровольная сертификация продуктов питания для насекомых, которая позволяет производителям оценивать безопасность и соответствие требованиям защиты окружающей среды пищевых продуктов. Миссия ENTOTRUST - узнавать качественную пищу на основе съедобных насекомых. Логотип ENTOTRUST может использоваться только сертифицированными производителями продуктов питания и фермерами. Программа ENTOTRUST представляет мир, в котором насекомые будут поставлять здоровую пищу, высококачественные белки, доступные для более широкой популяции с экологическими и социальными преимуществами.


    ENTOTRUST (엔토트러스트)는 곤충식품 생산자의 제품 안정성과 지속가능성을 평가하는 자발적 제품인증 규격입니다. ENTOTRUST (엔토트러스트)의 주된 과업은 식용곤충을 원료로 하는 식품의 품질 인증입니다. ENTOTRUST (엔토트러스트) 로고는 인증을 통해 안정성이 확인된 식품생산자와 곤충사육농가에서만 사용될 수 있습니다. ENTOTRUST (엔토트러스트) 프로그램은 고단백질의 건강한 먹거리인 곤충식품을 보다 많은 전 세계 사람들에게 친환경적이며 사회적편익을 창출하며 제공하게 되는 세상을 지향합니다.

Terms & Conditions
These Terms and Conditions govern submissions and participation to the ENTOTRUST Program. By making any submission to the Program, you agree that you will be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions. The promoter of the Program is ELYTRA (hereinafter referred to as “ELYTRA”), with its offices in Milan, Italy. ENTOTRUST is a fully owned program by ELYTRA.

1. What this T&Cs regulate?
ENTOTRUST program and website are targeted at entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Insect Food business and is open to individuals aged 18 or over at the date of entry and to companies whose business is legally valid in the respective country of activity (hereinafter called “Applicant”).
The application to the program is conditioned upon the Applicant’s agreement to these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). By participating, each Applicant agrees to abide by these ENTOTRUST terms & conditions and the subsequent decision of the Assessment Team (as defined below), which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the Program. ELYTRA and ENTOTRUST Privacy Policy applies.

2.   What is the ENTOTRUST PROGRAM about?
The purpose of the Program is to support quality insect food producers and insect farmers, while informing consumer decision and ultimately driving a wider adoption of insect food as alternative source of more sustainable proteins for human consumption.
ENTOTRUST Program offers Applicants the opportunity to be certified against the ENTOTRUST protocols for Food Safety, Environmental and Social sustainability, in doing this the Applicant after submitting product samples and being audited, receives reports and recommendation for improvements when necessary. The Applicant that successfully passes the assessment against the ENTOTRUST scheme is certified and will be licensed the use of ENTOTRUST seal in his product packaging and general communication materials. Yearly product reviews and checkpoint interviews will define the eligibility of the Applicant to continue using the ENTOTRUST logo.
ELYTRA´s areas of interest with regards to the Program are based but not limited on the following fields: insect food products manufacturing, insect ingredients processing and transformation, insect farming, assessment, advisory and divulgation services. The assessment phase (lab analysis and premises audit) will be billed according to the “ENTOTRUST Program contract”; if the assessment is successful the Licensing of the ENTOTRUST seal will be signed with funding fees indicated in the “ENTOTRUST Licensing contract”.
The ENTOTRUST independent team of experts will review all applications and audit results. The laboratory analysis of food products and premise audits are done by accredited third party labs and auditors. 
Decisions of the Assessment Team are final and may be made in its absolute and sole discretion. ELYTRA reserves the right to not certify Applicant’s product or premises, if they do not match the ENTOTRUST defined protocol.
No details of the deliberations on individual applications will be revealed to the public. All results of lab analysis and audit are under NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) that must be signed by the Applicant within the “ENTOTRUST Program contract”.

3.   How to apply?
Applications to the Program can only be made by contacting ELYTRA via the ENTOTRUST web site mail form, email or direct phone line. After initial contact and information exchange the application form and contracts must be signed, prior to any activity being initiated by ELYTRA. 
Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be modified in any way and ELYTRA will not be responsible for any incomplete applications or applications not received, not recognized, not accepted for any reason or delayed.
No fees shall be payable to Applicants in relation to their application. All related costs/time off will be at the sole and absolute responsibility of the Applicant.
Applicant represents and warrants that: (i) he/she has the right to submit the application, (ii) all information provided as part of the application is true, complete and not misleading, and (iii) he/she has read, understands and agrees to these Terms.
Applicant will retain all rights in and to Product, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights; however, Applicant must not and agrees not to disclose any information confidential to or a trade secret of the Applicant or any third party. Applicant must declare any conflict of interest (whether actual or potential), such as existing investment by companies which compete with any of the ELYTRA activities, or presence on the management of individuals who may have such a conflict.
Applicant acknowledges and agrees that: (i) ELYTRA has wide access to ideas, designs, protocols, methodologies and ideas for products, and that new ideas for products are constantly being submitted to it; (ii) many of those products may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to Applicant’s Product; (iii) ELYTRA will not refrain from developing or authorizing another to develop any products, concepts, systems or techniques that may be similar to Applicant’s Product always in line with existing laws, trademarks or other protected IPs of the Applicant; and (iv) Applicant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of the introduction by any company, in or out the ENTOTRUST network, of any similar product that has or may come to any such company from other sources.

4.   When an Applicant is ENTOTRUST certified?
Positively assessed Applicants will receive the certification and will be notified by email and/or telephone and will have seven working days to respond to notification, and then to follow up as agreed. Applicants not yet positively certified may not make any public statement regarding the ENTOTRUST certification without the prior written consent of ELYTRA).

Applications generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert or tamper with the submission process are void. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Program or who are in violation of these Terms, as solely determined by ELYTRA, will be disqualified.
ELYTRA reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Program.
A fail by ELYTRA to enforce any one of the terms and conditions in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim or right of action by any Applicant, nor shall it be deemed to be a waiver of any of ELYTRA’s rights in relation to the same.
Except as specifically set out herein and to the maximum extent permitted by law, all conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by law are hereby excluded. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ELYTRA hereby excludes and shall not have any liability to any Applicant in connection with or arising out of the Program howsoever caused, including for any costs, expenses, damages and other liabilities, provided that nothing herein shall operate so as to limit or exclude ELYTRA’s liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.
For detailed conditions on ENTOTRUST program assessment procedures, ELYTRA professional services and ENTOTRUST licensing this Terms and Conditions are strictly linked-to and complemented by the respective contracts, named as follows: “ENTOTRUST MOU Collaboration agreement contract”; “ENTOTRUST Program contract”; “ENTOTRUST Licensing contract”.
In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be illegal, invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed from the remaining provisions which shall continue in full force and effect.
These Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Italy, jurisdiction shall be the Arbitrato of Milan.
Privacy Policy
In the course of our activities we may acquire some information about you which we maintain on our systems. As we take your privacy seriously, this text is to inform you about our processing of your data.
Personal data are all data stored in connection with your name. Your personal data will only be recorded if you provide them on a voluntary basis, for example for the Info request form, for the Newsletter or for sending a request with the mail button. The data are stored in separate databases. Moreover, in the event that you visit our website, ELYTRA might also record your accesses to these web pages for statistical or security purposes. As the case may be, the recorded data might include your IP address which is however deleted immediately, the device operating system that was used for access, the website from which you visited us, the websites you visit or the search terms used to find our website. The data is always anonymized prior to usage. ELYTRA observes the legal provisions when handling this data.

ELYTRA strictly observes the following rules:
•	With our data privacy declaration and the information we provide on the Internet pages we keep you informed on the purpose for which the data you provide will be used.
•	We will protect your data against inadmissible access, against loss and modification with all the means at our disposal.
•	We use your data only within the ELYTRA in order to be able to offer the information, products and services demanded by you.
•	We will promptly delete the personal data provided by you on receipt of the written instructions from you to do so.
The Internet offering of ELYTRA employs cookies. Cookies are small files installed on your PC in order for us to be able to offer our services on a more individualized basis. Please, refer to the operating instructions of your Internet browser as to how cookies are created, how you can delete them and how you can prevent them being placed on your PC.
For questions concerning the processing of your personal data please get in touch with us.
These data privacy provisions only apply to the Internet offering of ENTOTRUST web site, owned by ELYTRA .

Controller: ELYTRA, Milan, San Donato 20097, Italy is the Controller for the processing of your data. Data Protection Officer of the Controller is Zay Lopez. Contacts updated are available on www.entotrust.org.
Categories of Data concerned: ELYTRA has collected and processes your name, position, business kind and contact data.
Source of data: Your data has been collected from the following publicly accessible sources: Public business websites, services such as LinkedIn or other business press and publications or information you provided directly.
Purposes and legal basis for the processing: Your data are processed for the purpose of providing certification worldwide based on our legitimate interest to provide such service (Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR).
Data retention period: No retention period has been defined for your data. It is deleted upon your request.
Recipients of Data: Data is shared within team upon request. 
Third Country transfers: Some representative offices are located outside the EU. All offices have entered into EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
Your rights: You may at any time object to the further processing of your data. You may at any time request access to your all personal data processed by the Controller. You may request rectification of your personal data at any time. You may request erasure of your personal data at any time provided that no right or legal obligation of the Controllers requires further processing of your personal data. You may request restriction of processing for your data at any time. You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

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