FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2010
Pantelleria caper GI terms amended
Commission Regulation 880/2010 of 6 October 2010 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Cappero di Pantelleria (PGI)). The product concerned is an Italian caper, gloobular in shape, and mustard-green in colour. According to expert opinion,
In keeping with normal practice, the online text of the Regulation announcing the non-minor amendment carries no hyperlink or other convenient means of accessing the requested amendments, which are listed in OJ C 22, 29.1.2010, p. 48. Class 46 asks again why the Commission's Official Journal cannot provide hyperlinks to other Commission documents and items published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
"Owing to its very low rainfall, Pantelleria is extremely arid which makes it an ideal habitat for the caper. The island has devoted a large part of its territory to the cultivation of the caper plant. It has developed husbandry techniques, built efficient processing plants and created an effective marketing structure. The caper berry is therefore a very important source of income for the islanders. The production area includes the whole island of Pantelleria which is in the province of Trapani".
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