Hub International is an Italian company created by experienced food experts who, by combining their expert knowledge of the Italian and overseas retail markets and by applying research and innovation, recipe development and attractive packaging, are able to develop strategies to target and access new markets.

Hub International has a clear mission which is to provide an expert consultancy service founded on the extensive experience of its consultants in the fields of production processing, trading, logistics and export management.

Hub International, in line with consumption trends and the increasing awareness and importance of health and environmental issues, has launched its own brand “Gusto Sano – The Italian for Healthy Taste”.  The brand, Gusto Sano, offers a wide range of high-quality organic beans and pulses without added salt.

Gusto Sano” products have been successfully introduced to the Italian, north European and Asian markets.  Through simultaneously working with these  markets and by reaching the critical mass, “Gusto Sano” can offer products at excellent value for money.

The competitive price, the attractive and innovative design of the packaging, along with the high-quality service that Hub International can guarantee, constitute the added value to include “Gusto Sano” products to our clients’ product portfolio.

“Gusto Sano – The Italian for Healthy Taste”

We strive to make our brand “Gusto Sano – The Italian for Healthy Taste” a guarantee of quality. We intend to contribute to the prolific development of a healthy lifestyle. We believe in responsible management, creating profitable growth, in harmony with environmental sustainability and high living standards.

We work ethically, to accurately select, along with our suppliers, the best raw materials and the highest production standards, in order to provide top quality traceable products to whoever wishes to engage in a healthy lifestyle.

  • We RESPECT our clients and our suppliers who deserve our complete attention and fair support.
  • Our PASSION is our business. We are constantly motivated to please our consumers through the high quality of our products.
  • We are concerned about the ENVIRONMENT and the well being of consumers, as it is our intention to maintain a proper balance between them.
  • We provide a traceable, QUALITY product to our customers. We are committed to guaranteeing consistent quality in both product and processes. Each of us are responsible for the quality of our products and of our behaviour.
  • We are CONSUMER FOCUSED and care about their specific tastes and preferences. We believe in respecting our customers, listening to their requests and understanding their expectations. We always try our best to exceed our customers’ expectations in affordability, quality and on-time delivery.
  • We always work with TRASPARENCY and provide our customers and partners with clear and precise information about our products and our business activity.
  • We make and support business decisions through experience and good judgment, by building relationships based on TRUST.
  • We always act with INTEGRITY and the highest ethical standards of behaviour. We work on clear agreements and welcome honest feedback on performance.
  • We sustain a caring MERITOCRACY.

Our brand Gusto Sano – the Italian for Healthy Taste “ reflects our mission since it describes what we propose to our customers: healthy Italian products.

Our company works hard to fulfil customer’s needs and to inform them about the benefits of a healthy diet and the importance of making the best eating choices.

Our long-term goal is to transform our brand Gusto Sano – the Italian for Healthy Taste into a watchword within the food industry.

To reach this important goal, our day-by-day activity is driven by the Quality. For us, Quality comes before anything. This is evident, as seen beow:

  • We chose only certified manufacturers who ensure us high quality raw materials and the most advanced food technologies.
  • Our production partners, our certifiers and our staff control the entire food chain from the supply of raw materials to the final product, before being launched into the market, so that we can guarantee high quality products and standards to our clients.


We hereby present both our certifications and our suppliers’ certifications that confirms the quality of our products and processes and our care for our environment.

We are certified organic, this is not only a logo, this certification means that:

  • the production respects nature;
  • the products are produced in a sustainable way;
  • the operators of organic production are controlled once per year by control bodies or control authorities to ensure that they respect all organic rules and all health and consumer protection rules. Our company is controlled by ICEA (Italian control body authorized by MIPAAF – IT BIO 006);
  • genetically modified organisms are not allowed in organic agriculture;
  • for food, there are strict limitations on the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics;
  • organic agriculture strictly limits the use of food additives and processing aids and other inputs;
  • most of the inputs for farm production come from the farm itself using local resources and local knowledge;
  • each and every time you buy an organic product from your supermarket you can ensure they were produced according to strict rules aimed at respecting the environment and animal welfare.

UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 responding to the IFS and BRC standards. These two standards are GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognized standards for auditing food manufacturers. In fact, both standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and quality of processes and products, and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 is an international volunteer certification that foresees specific requirements for the environmental management system. The company that undertakes this certification has the commitment to minimize the environmental impact of processes, products and services. The ISO 14001 trademark guarantee the reliability of the environmental management system applied in the company.

British Retail Consortium: The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety ensures supplier compliance and secure retailers’ ability to guarantee the quality and safety of the food products they sell. In fact, this standard helps any business (retailers and processors) to establish good manufacturing practices so that they can produce safe, legal products that meet the quality levels expected by their customers.