The European Union Has 1000th Quality Food Name Registered
February 16, 2011
Very interesting article about how the EU is protecting the quality of certain specialty foods – bravo!!
On 15 February 1000th quality food products are registered by the European Commission. The latest one has been an Italian sheep’s cheese. On the other hand, Spain has 146 products in this record. In addition, the Commission considers these schemes essential for fast start-up of ‘Quality Package 2010’, by introducing several regulations that are bringing the production to the quality criteria demanded by consumers.
The European Commission has registered on February 15, the one thousandth quality food name. The ‘Piacentinu Ennes’, an Italian sheep’s cheese, held in the Sicilian province of Enna and whose ingredients are raw sheep’s milk and saffron crocus, pepper and salt. Since their creation in 1992, the EU schemes have registered quality agricultural products and foodstuffs throughout the EU and third countries in order to prevent fraud or imitations. In recent years, there has been an increase of applications due to the EU successive enlargements and a greater interest in countries such as India, China and Thailand among others.
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