Protected designation of origin

In Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, this is defined as: “A name which identifies a product:

Originating in a specific place, region or, in exceptional cases, a country,

Whose quality or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors; and

The production steps of which all take place in the defined geographical area.

Objectives in the BOE

The following are general objectives of the PDOs:

To protect the rights of producers and consumers, guaranteeing compliance with the general principle of truthfulness and justification of the information on the labelling of agricultural products and foodstuffs covered by a PDO.

To guarantee the specific nature of the agricultural product or foodstuff covered by a PDO and its protection, while maintaining its diversity and commercial reputation.

To provide operators with an instrument for the differentiation of their products, as an additional element to help strengthen fair and effective competition in the sector.