What it is and what it is used for

As stated in the EU regulation, “designation of origin” means the name of a region, a specific place or, in exceptional cases, a country which serves to designate an agricultural or food product originating in that region, such specific place or country, the quality or characteristics of which are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment, including natural and human factors, and the production, transformation and preparation of which take place in the defined geographical area.

Protected Designation of Origin

PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)

To benefit from this brand, it is generally not necessary for all the production, processing and marketing phases to take place in the area from which the product takes its name.

By registering a product with the PGI brand, producers are granted the exclusive right to use the geographical name on the product; therefore, no other producer will be able to use the registered name if not affiliated, not even within the same production area.

Affiliating their production to a Protected Geographical Indication means for local producers guaranteeing their product by highlighting the elements of the typicality and exceptional nature of their production of extra virgin olive oil.

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