FRIDAY, 9 MAY 2008
Radicchio di Verona PGI application
An application under Article 6(2) of Council Regulation 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs has been posted this morning on the website of the Official Journal for the European Community. The subject of the application is Radicchio di Verona, for which Protected Geographical Indication status is sought. If you are affected by this application, you have six months in which to comment.
According to the application,
"Radicchio di Verona has an undisputed reputation, one which benefits considerably from its use as a key ingredient in many traditional veneto dishes (chicory omelette, chestnut cappelletti in a nut and chicory sauce, chicory fagottini, etc.).
Its compact head, crisp leaves and unique, slightly bitter taste are certainly linked to the environment which characterises the area in which it is produced. The continental climate, the low winter temperatures and the nature of the sandy earth, rich in organic substances, and deep, well drained, fresh and extremely fertile, are the reasons for these organoleptic properties.
The centuries-old work of mankind, the skill with which it has been grown, and the constant search for and implementation of traditional and specific cultivation methods have contributed to Radicchio di Verona's reputation, one which is recognised in both specific agricultural and scientific literature and commercially".
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 08.50
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