Traditional Agricultural Food Products


"Traditional products" are those for which the processing, preservation and ageing techniques have consolidated over time and have been uniformly applied throughout their geographical areas, according to traditional rules for at least 25 years.

These products which can be subject to enhancement and food hygiene exceptions approved by the Community rules, are selected by the Italian Regions which verify their qualifications and annually send to the Ministry for Agricultural Policies the list of "traditional" food products to be nationally published.

The inclusion of a product in such national lists does not imply any right following the publication, and the possible reference to a geographical name does not imply that the product originated from that particular area (like the Designation of Origin products).
However, the mere listing of a name, synonym or dialect name of each product on the publication list in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic, cannot be considered as a registration or request for registration, in accordance with the current community and national regulations on the intellectual and industrial property.