The acknowledgement of the Indicazione Geografica Protetta (PGI – Protected Geographical Indication) is the quality label that better protects and certifies all the elements in the production chain: from farmers and manufacturers to the end consumer. This strong commitment to quality is evident in each single word of the Specification. The European Union, after careful evaluation, acknowledges with this valued certification all the products that respect specific quality and production chain standards: the origin of raw materials, i.e. meat, the regulations concerning production recipes, the procedures used during food processing and the delicate but fundamental ripening phase: each single process must respect the requirements of the Specification as approved by the European Union. The implementation of this set of rules is ensured both by a Control Body that refers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and by the Consorzio itself, whose internal control procedures further guarantee a safe and high-quality product.
The Specification is available here.