The traceability system of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO is unique in Italy and in Europe. It is able to guarantee that the raw material used for the production of buffalo mozzarella is 100% fresh whole buffalo milk, coming from buffaloes bred only in specific areas of Italy which are the ones foreseen by the PDO specifications. This traceabilit...

In a monumental vote, Italy is set to implement a permanent ban on fur farming throughout the country. Its ten remaining mink fur farms are slated to close within six months.  Yesterday, the Budget Committee of the Italian Senate voted to approve a modified version of an amendment to the budget law.  The changes immediately outlaw the breeding of f...

The Italian Minister of Agriculture, Stefano Patuanelli, has recently signed the agreement between the Italian government and Amazon for the protection of Italian food products on the e-commerce site. The aim of the agreement is to strengthen the protection, promotion, enhancement, and information of Italian PDO and PGI F&B products towards consume...

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is one of Italy's top tourist destinations. But while many visitors probably come here for the beach, food tours, and ancient ruins, they have been possibly overlooking one of the best wine regions in the country—until recently. Formed less than a decade ago, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini DOC Sicil...

What happens when the Italian “PDO economy” meets the world of food industry and craftsmanship? This is the question that Fondazione Qualivita (an Italian foundation created 21 years ago in Siena with the aim of enhancing and protecting quality European agri-food productions) has tried to answer with its latest in-depth study on the segment of Ital...

Over 500 retail stores are participating between July 19-25 in the fourth annual national Prosecco week. The Prosecco DOC Consortium is using this campaign to introduce the Rosé category which was announced by the Consortium in 2019. The Italian Ministry of Agriculture allowed the production of Prosecco DOC Rosé in August 2020. The week long campai...

The agreement between the Italian Ministry of Agriculture – ICQRF, OrIGin Italia, Federdoc, and eBay for the protection of Italian Geographical Indications on the e-commerce platform has been renewed. The agreement consolidates the already existing collaboration between Italy’s institutions and eBay, confirming the strategic role of this e-commerce...

Italy has moved to defend the authenticity of Modena's balsamic vinegar over attempts by Slovenia to 'standardise' its production in a market worth about €1 billion. The Italian agriculture ministry has written to the European Commission contesting the move by Slovenia whose draft regulations on the classification of vinegar quality has caused alar...

La rete dei Consorzi delle Indicazioni Geografiche italiane non si ferma e continua a lavorare. Anzi, in maniera ancora più attenta e capillare, accresce il suo impegno per garantire la sicurezza dei prodotti agroalimentari Made in Italy e la salute dei consumatori. Questo il messaggio che il Presidente di OriGIn Italia, Cesare Baldrighi, ha lancia...

"Facciamo attenzione, le guerre commerciali non fanno mai bene e rischiano di incrinare, come in questo caso, relazioni politiche consolidate. Noi abbiamo sempre considerato gli Stati Uniti un alleato fondamentale e strategico. E vogliamo che sia così. Sappiamo bene come le questioni in gioco sono di grande sensibilità, non solo per il settore agro...