[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

quinta-feira, 29 de junho de 2017

European agri-food: A typical example of quality

Rice carrying the EU's mark of quality is regularly used to make paella valenciana, a Spanish delicacy.

The European Union’s high standards of food quality and safety are a result of law-making that was first implemented in the early 1990s, which has produced a vast body of legislation that is recognised globally as one of the most stringent.

Wine was one of the first products to be furnished with its own laws in 1991, in order to ensure high-quality levels.

Setting up the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) marks was a quantum leap forward in quality guarantee, bestowing a degree of prestige and protection on foodstuffs, identifying their uniqueness and high standards.

Italy introduces new labelling law for dairy products

Starting on Wednesday, Italian dairy product labels will have to show the origin of their ingredients. Italy’s agriculture minister hopes the experiment will be copied by other EU countries. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.

In Spain, laws have been put together that have improved the functioning of the food chain, including the creation of bodies like the food control agency (AICA).

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