PDO/PGI/TSG Protected designation of origin/protected geographical indication/traditional specialty guaranteed
Since 1992, a scheme to protect and place emphasis on special agricultural products and foodstuffs has been in place in the European Community. For certain products, protection can be applied for on the basis of the origin or special traditional characteristics of the products. To apply for protection, a specification must be drawn up, and applicants must undergo a national and an EC-wide audit procedure.
The relevant requirements are laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.
There are three quality categories protected within the European Community:
- Traditional specialty guaranteed (TSG)
- Protected designation of origin (PDO)
- Protected geographical indication (PGI)
Guaranteed traditional specialty (TSG)
agroVet GmbH has already been established as an inspection body for haymilk TSG and is accredited for this standard. The agroVet GmbH can make inspections and certifications for hay milk TSG. The approval applies to all production areas (agriculture, processing and trade).
agroVet inspects haymilk TSG according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 304/2016 of 2.03.2016 on the entry of a name in the register of guaranteed traditional specialties (TSG) on the basis of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21.November 2012 on quality standards for agricultural products and food. The specification haymilk is inspected in synergy with the inspection of GM-free feeding and the AMA quality label for milk production.
Our strength is that we are able to offer these inspections in combination with other inspection services from agroVet GmbH and Austria Bio Garantie GmbH so that we can save time and money for our customers.
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