European quality labels

Official European seals inform consumers about the quality of products developed in Europe. These products meet strict guidelines. The main labels are as follows:

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)

The Protected geographical indication (PGI) designates an agricultural product, raw or processed, whose quality, reputation or other characteristic properties are attributable to its geographical origin. To qualify for this official status, at least one of the stages in the product’s production, processing or preparation must take place within this defined geographical area.

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The PDO mark identifies a product whose characteristics are significantly determined by its geographical environment. The product’s entire manufacturing process must take place within the designated region, as outlined in the terms of reference and according to local methods.

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