Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
In order for a product to be granted the PDO seal, all of the phases of production, transformation and processing must occur within a specific geographic area and in full respect of strict production rules established by the production regulations. By guaranteeing the entire production cycle and considering the multiple natural (e.g. raw materials, area of production, etc.) and human (e.g. production and transformation techniques and processes) factors therein, the PDO product achieves the status of a truly inimitable one of a kind item that cannot be reproduced outside its designated geographic area.