With a perfect balance of the perfumes and flavours of the sea and the Karst Plateau, Salumificio Sfreddo has been established in Trieste in 1968. Luca and Andrea, grandsons of Giorgio Sfreddo, the company's founder and present onorary chairman, introduced innovative strategies and deployed new technology to boost the firm's growth. This continuous, intense commitment led to new products that responded to the demands of a market increasingly aware of quality and excellence. This modern, hi-tech operates from a 5000 square metre production unit which combines technology with the kind of artisanal care that only the expertise of skilled staff can guarantee. Salumificio Sfreddo's wide product range includes cooked hams, smoked products, frankfurters, salamis, pre-sliced products in tray packaging, and products characteristic of the area around Trieste. In 1999 Sfreddo was given ISO 9001/2008 quality system management certification by DNV. Sfreddo is also particularly careful about food allergies. In addition to its traditional “Cotti all'italiana” ( Italian Cooked Hams ), Salumificio Sfreddo makes a range of products marked with the “crossed wheat ear” gluten-free icon guaranteed by the AIC ( Italian Celiac Association ) plus STP product certification for its smoked specialities which are also free of allergens such as added monosodium glutamate, caseinate, lactose or milk by- products. This approach meets the demands of both the domestic and international markets, which are interested in a wide range of food products that satisfy the most diverse, discerning tastes.