Il significato delle denominazioni | DOP, IGP la qualità nei territori
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Italy is the European Country with the largest amount of registered Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Indication.
838 products that contributes to the uniqueness of Italy.
The purpose of Geographical Indications is to ensure high quality standards of agricultural products for consumers. Thanks to the related product specification documents, consumers can access all important information about production methods and and characteristics, adding value to Geographical Indications.
PDO – Protected Designation of Origin
A Protected Designation of Origin is a name which identifies a product: originating in a specific place, region or, in exceptional cases, a country; whose quality or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors; the production steps of which all take place in the defined geographical area. In Italy, there are currently 578 Protected Designation of Origin, specifically 170 for agri-food products and 408 for wine and spirits.
On the left, the PDO symbol characterized by the colors yellow and red.
PGI – Protected Geographical Indication
A Protected Geographical Indication is a name which identifies a product: originating in a specific place, region or Country; whose given quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to its geographical origin; at least one of the production steps of which take place in the defined geographical area. In Italy, there are currently 257 Protected Geographical Indications, specifically 139 agri-food products and 118 wine and spirits.