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THE PDO MARK

The PDO mark - Protected Designation of Origin (DOP in Italian) certifies the excellence of the European Union's agri-food production and is attributed to products whose production phases are strictly carried out in a defined geographical area, which, for its peculiar characteristics and for the unique combination of human and environmental factors, represents the determining factor for the fulfilment of the characteristics of the product.


PROFILE

Name: Protected Designation of Origin
Date of birth: 1992
Nationality: UE
Address: dop-igp.eu

VALUE

Protection of the territory
The PDO certification means first of all the protection of the most important common asset: the territory. Protecting the production area means cultivating a forward-looking vision, investing in the future and in the health of its fruits, caring for the different communities, producers and even the animals involved in the production chain.

Quality assurance
The EU has provided for the establishment of appropriate regulatory frameworks to protect the quality, provenance and type of production and the goodwill of consumers. The Consorzi di Tutela (Protection Consortia) are responsible for scrupulous monitoring of compliance with the specifications.

Consumer protection
Each stage of the production process must be monitored and documented, the products must be clearly labelled and/or marked and released for consumption with a special mark, consisting of a logo and a serial identification number, as a guarantee of origin.

UNIQUE METHOD

PRODUCTION QUALITY

EXCELLENT RESULTS