MONDAY, 22 MARCH 2010
Latest Italian GIs protect potatoes and almond cakes
Commission Regulation 228/2010 of 18 March 2010 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Patata di Bologna (PDO)) has been published. This is a potato which must be of the Primura variety and be identifiable from its physical appearance, its chemical composition and its organoleptic characteristics which include elongated ovals in shape, with smooth skin, a colour ranging from white to pale yellow and measuring 40 – 75 mm. The Patata di Bologna package illustrated here displays a distinctive logo to the left of the words "Patata di Bologna".
Commission Regulation 229/2010 of 18 March 2010 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ricciarelli di Siena (PGI)) confers protection on white, soft, spongy-moist, extremely sweet boat- or spindle-shaped almond pastries covered with white confectioner’s sugar, rough in surface and inner texture. Some are covered with dark chocolate called ‘rough’ or ‘rude’: ricciarelli rozzi. Until half a century ago they were restricted to the Sienese pastry world, but ricciarelli are now made also in the provinces of Grosseto and Pisa, especially in Pomarance.
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 05.50