The EC Regulation n. 510/2006 relating to the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin requires that food products qualifying for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Identification (PGI) are manufactured in accordance with the product specification (art. 4) and the verification of compliance is carried out by competent authorities and/or monitoring organizations, in accordance with Art. 10 and 11 of EC Regulation 510/06, approved by Member States.
The Protected Designation of Origin rewards the Vastedda della valle del Belìce, whose properties are due exclusively to the environmental, natural and human characteristics owned by it's production area..
Indeed, what makes it unique the Vastedda are the territorial characteristics and traditional techniques of production. All these elements are indicated within the product specification, together with the operational instructions, to which the manufacturer must be compliant.
The compliance with the regulations is critical to maintain the quality and the vastedda's peculiarity. is needed a continuously monitoring of production stages and of materials processing to satisfy the requirements that the DOP trademark certifies.
marchio DOP Legame col Territorio
Cooperating with the Zooprophylactic Institute of Sicily (IZS), empowered by ministerial decree as a certification authority for products under Protected Designation of Origin,the consortium ensures the stakeholders compliance, following the guidelines set forth in the control plan approved by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry policies.
É cura dell’IZS sottoporre la filiera ai controlli di conformità consistenti in verifiche ispettive sugli operatori di filiera e in prove sul prodotto.
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