European Certificates of Origin

The sausage gets its alone appearance back it is accurate by the name of the arena it has originally appear from. Throughout Europe there is a huge array of abundant foods. Back a artefact acquires a acceptability extending above civic borders, it can face antagonism from added articles which may canyon themselves off as the 18-carat commodity and booty the aforementioned name.

Our hats go off to the French who invented the abstraction in the 1930’s to assure their bounded wines. The arrangement acclimated in France from the aboriginal allotment of the twentieth aeon is accepted as the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC). Items that accommodated bounded agent and affection standards may be accustomed with a government-issued brand which acts as an official acceptance of the origins and standards of the artefact to the consumer. In 1992, the European Abutment created the afterward systems to advance and assure aliment products:


PDO - Adequate Appellation of Agent (PDO) - covers the appellation acclimated to call food which are produced, candy and able in a accustomed bounded breadth application accustomed know-how.


PGI - Adequate Bounded Adumbration (PGI) - the bounded articulation charge action in at atomic one of the stages of production, processing or preparation.


Traditional Aspect Affirmed (TSG) - does not accredit to the agent but highlights acceptable character, either in the agreement or agency of production.

This arrangement is agnate to the French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system, the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) acclimated in Italy, and the Denominación de Origen arrangement acclimated in Spain. The law (enforced aural the EU and actuality gradually broadcast internationally via mutual agreements of the EU with non-EU countries) ensures that alone articles absolutely basic in that arena are accustomed in business as such. The purpose of the law is to assure the acceptability of the bounded foods and annihilate the arbitrary antagonism and ambiguous of consumers by non-genuine products, which may be of inferior affection or of altered flavor.

These laws assure the names of wines, cheeses, hams, sausages, olives, beers, and alike bounded breads, fruits, and vegetables. As such, foods such as Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano, Asiago cheese, Camembert de Normandie and Albino can alone be labelled as such if they appear from the appointed region. To authorize as Roquefort, for example, cheese charge be fabricated from the milk of a assertive brand of sheep, and accomplished in the accustomed caves abreast the boondocks of Roquefort in the Aveyron arena of France area it is adulterated with the spores of a bane (Penicillium roqueforti) that grows in those caves. Beginning meat and meat based articles (cooked, salted, smoked, etc.) are additionally covered by the law and abounding countries accept already filed their articles with the European Commission.

European Certificates of Agent don’t appear accessible and alone a few countries were able to access them. Countries which were accepted best Certificates of Agent for Meat Articles and Sausages are: Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, and Germany. It shall be acclaimed that countries that accept abutting the European Abutment at after dates still accept articles awaiting approval.

Any artefact that bears a affidavit is certified as actuality different and of the accomplished quality. It can be said that those certified articles represent the best commonly fabricated articles that the apple has to offer. At the time of this autograph (June 2010) the afterward countries accustomed registrations for their meat products:

Tiroler Atom PGI 13/06/1997
Gailtaler Atom PGI 11/07/2002
Jambon d’Ardenne PGI 21/06/1996
Canard â foie gras du Sud-Quest PGI 27/06/2000
Jambon sec etnoix de jambon sec des Ardennes PGI 26/02/2002
Jambon de Bayonne PGI 07/10/1998
Boudin blanc de Rethel PGI 26/02/2002
Thüringer Leberwurst PGI 18/12/2003
Thüringer Rostbratwurst PGI 18/12/2003
Thüringer Rotwurst PGI 18/12/2003
Schwarzwälder Schinken PGI 24/01/1997
Nürnberger Bratwürste; Nürnberger Rostbratwürste PGI 16/07/2003
Greußener Bologna PGI 09/04/1998
Ammerländer Schinken; Amerländer Knochenschinken PGI 24/01/1997
Ammerländer Dielenrauchschinken; Ammerländer Katenschinken PGI 24/02/1997
Szegedl szalámi; Szegedl téliszalámi PDO 15/12/2007
Budapesti téliszalámi PGI 21/04/2009
Prosciutto di S. Danielle PDO 21/06/1996
Salame di Varzi PDO 21/06/1996
Soprèssa Vicentina PDO 19/03/2003
Valle d’Aosta Drip d’Arnad PDO 02/07/1996
Valle d’Aosta Jambon de Administration PDO 02/07/1996
Soppressata di Calambria PDO 21/01/1998
Salciccia di Calambria PDO 21/01/1998
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora PDO 08/09/2001
Salame Piacentino PDO 02/07/1996
Salame Brianza PDO 21/06/1996
Prosciutto Veneto Berico-Euganeo PDO 21/06/1996
Prosciutto Toscano PDO 02/07/1996
Prosciutto di Parma PDO 05/02/2008
Prosciutto di Modena PDO 21/06/1996
Prosciutto di Carpegna PDO 02/07/1996
Pancetta Placentina PDO 02/07/1996
Pancetta di Calabria PDO 21/01/1998
Culatello di Zibello PDO 02/07/1996
Coppa Placentina PDO 02/07/1996
Capocollo di Calambria PDO 21/01/1998
Ciauscolo PGI 11/08/2009
Speck dell’Alto Adige PGI 13/06/1997
Zampone Modena PGI 19/03/1999
Salame S.Angelo PGI 26/09/2008
Salame d’oca di Mortara PGI 25/06/2004
Salame Cremona PGI 23/11/2007
Prosciutto di Norcia PGI 13/06/1997
Lardo di Colonnata PGI 27/10/2004
Cotechino Modena PGI 19/03/1999
Breasola della Valtellina PGI 02/07/1996
Timoleague Amber Pudding PGI 07/11/1000
Salaisons fumées, marque nationale grand-duche de Luxembourg PGI 23/11/1996
Presunto de Alentejo, Paleta de Alentejo PDO 26/09/2008
Presunto de Barrancos PDO 21/06/1996
Salpicão de Vinhais PGI 19/06/1998
Salpicão de Barroso-Montalegre PGI 16/02/2007
Presunto de Vinhais/Presunto Bisaro de Vinhais PGI 17/07/2008
Linquiça de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Linquiça de Baixo Alentejo; Chouriço de carne de Baixo Alentejo PGI 16/02/2007
Chouriço Mouro de Portalegre PGI 27/08/1997
Chouriço de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Chouriça de carne de Vinhais; Linguiça de Vinhais PGI 19/06/1998
Chouriço de Carne de Estremoz e Borba PGI 09/07/2004
Chouriça de Carne de Barroso-Montalegre PGI 16/02/2007
Chouriço de Abóbora de Barroso-Maontalegre PGI 16/02/2007
Chouriço azedo de Vinhais PGI 26/09/2008
Butelo de Vinhais; Bucho de Vinhais; Chouriço de Ossos de Vinhais PGI 26/07/2008
Chouriça doce de Vinhais PGI 26/07/2008
Sangueira de Barroso-Montalegre PGI 16/02/2007
Portugal Presunto de Affected Maior e Elvas; Paleta de Campo Maior e Elvas PGI 26/09/2008
Presunto de Santana de Serra; Paleta de Santana de Serra PGI 26/09/2008
Presunto de Barroso PGI 13/11/1996
Palo de Beja PGI 16/02/2007
Painho de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Paia de Toucinho de Estremoz e Borba PGI 09/07/2004
Paia de Lombo de Estremoz e Borba PGI 09/07/2004
Paia de Estremoz e Borba PGI 09/07/2004
Morcela de Estremoz e Borba PGI 09/07/2004
Morcela de Cozer de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Morcela de Assar de Portalegre PGI 27/08/1997
Lombo Enguitado de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Lombo Branco de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Farinheira de Estremoz e Borba PGI 21/08/2004
Cacholeira Branca de Portalegre PGI 27/09/1997
Alheira de Vinhais PGI 17/07/2008
Alheira de Barroso-Montalegere PGI 16/02/2007
Jamón de Huelva PDO 27/01/1998
Jamón de Teruel PDO 21/06/1996
Jamón Serrano TSG 13/11/1999
Guijuelo PDO 21/06/1996
Dehesa de Extremadura PDO 21/06/1996
Lacón Gallego PGI 08/05/2001
Salchichón de Vic; Longanissa de Vic PGI 29/12/2001
Jamón de Trevélez PGI 15/11/2005
Cecina de León PGI 21/06/1996
Sobrasada de Mallorca PGI 21/06/1996
Botilo del Bierzo PGI 10/10/2001
United Kingdom
Melton Mowbray Pork Pie PGI 30/06/2009

The articles which were accepted acceptance can be searched by the name or country of origin. There are capacity about the artefact and a abrupt description of its accomplishment process.

The complete account can be acquired from the European Commision/Agriculture & Rural Development:

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