There are a number of products in the market that pose as Italian brands, but none are as authentic as the European Union labels, which protect some of Italy’s most iconic products, such as the Parmesan cheese and the balsamic vinegar from the Emilia Romagna region. Under the European Union law, products are subject to strict production regulations and geographical restrictions in order to receive certification.
These quality logos attest to the specific traditions and quality of food, agricultural products and drinks, produced in the European Union or in other countries. Currently, there are 291 iconic Italian food products certified by PDO and GPI quality seals, including Buffalo Mozzarella from Campania.
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