Parmegiano Regiano

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Submitted by:
Danilo G. Cabigao

Submitted to:
Chef Fabio Ugoletti

To protect the typicality of certain foodstuffs, the European Union has launched a specific legislation, establishing two levels of recognition: DOP and IGP. The acronym DOP (Denomination of Protected Origin) extends the protection of the national mark DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin ) in the whole of Europe and with international agreements GATT, although the rest of the world. The brand designate a product originating in a region and a country whose quality and characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to the geographical environment (which term includes the natural and human factors). The entire production, processing and preparation of the product must take place in the defined area.

The abbreviation PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) introduces a new qualitative level of protection taking into account the development of the industrial sector, giving more weight to the production techniques with respect to territorial restrictions. So the code identifies a product originating in a region and a country whose quality, reputation and characteristics can be attributed to the geographical origin, and at least one stage of production, processing and preparation take place in the defined area.

Both of these awards Community constitute a valid guarantee for the consumer, who knows so buying quality food, which must meet certain requirements and are manufactured in compliance with precise specifications. Also provide protection for the producers themselves against any imitations and unfair competition.

Products with Protected Designation of Origin - PDO
Prize was awarded to agricultural products and foodstuffs whose production phases, are carried out in a defined geographical area and whose production process is conform to a specification. These characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors.

Products Protected Geographical Indication - PGI

The term "IGP" refers to the name of a region, a specific place or, in exceptional cases, a country, used to describe an agricultural product or a foodstuff originating in that region, specific place or country, and where a given quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that geographical origin and the production and / or processing and / or preparation of which take place in the defined geographical area.

Traditional Specialities Guaranteed - TSG

Approval under EC Regulation 2082/92, the specific character of a product agribusiness, understood as an element or set of elements, their qualitative characteristics and of tradition, a clearly distinguishable from other similar. There refers, therefore, to products obtained according to a method of producing traditional typical of a particular geographical area, in order to protect their specificity. Are excluded from this regulation products whose unique character is related to the source or geographical origin, this aspect distinguishes between TSGs by DOP and IGP.

Mozzarella STG

Productions DOP - IGP - STG

The principle at the basis of this legislation is linked to the need to protect the production system that makes it essential for the success and quality of a product, an indication of its origin and production method traditionally used.

We define " designation of origin "the name of a region, a specific place or, in exceptional cases, a country, used to describe an agricultural product or a foodstuff:

originating in that region, specific place or country that
the quality or characteristics of which are essentially or exclusively due to the geographical environment including natural and human factors, and the production, processing and preparation of which take place in the defined geographical area.

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