Tuscan 'IGP' Products

 
Geographically protected product
Geographically protected product
What does IGP mean? The acronym IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta - Protected Geographical Indication) identifies a product originating from a specific region whose quality, reputation, recipe and characteristics can be traced back to its geographical origin, and of which at least one production and/or processing phase must take place in the designated zone of production. This European Community recognition represents a guarantee for consumers.

 The IGP branding represent a safeguard for producers themselves with respect to possible imitations and unfair competition. Italy accounts for about a fifth of all IGP products in Europe, meaning that Italy has some pretty outstanding products! Why buy an IGP product? IGP labeling means that the producer is rigorously controlled by the governing bodies within the EU so the highest standards of preparation and production are used. IGP labeled products are guaranteed to be authentic and of the highest quality. Examples of Tuscan IGP products include:
Sorana Beans
Sorana Beans
Chianti wine Garfagnana wheat Sorana beans Lucchesi olive oil By Sarah Fraser