TUESDAY, 6 JULY 2010
A pig's ear: Soprèssa Vicentina PDO spec amended
Commission Regulation 588/2010 of 5 July 2010 approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Soprèssa Vicentina (PDO)) was published this morning on the website of the Official Journal of the European Union.
Soprèssa Vicentina is an aged salami which is still produced in the small slaughterhouses dotting the territory of Vicenza, following ancient methods handed down through centuries. The changes to the Protected Designation of Origin speciication are minor, unless you happen to be a pig from which this product is made:
‘The minimum slaughter age is nine months and may be verified on the basis of the data shown on the mark tattooed on their leg in the first 30 days following birth’
is replaced by ‘The minimum slaughter age is nine months and may be verified on the basis of the data shown on the mark tattooed on their leg or ear in the first 30 days following birth.’
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 08.33
Tags: PDOs, minor amendments,