Bagnara nougat and Pescavibona peach get PGI appellation

'Certificates pillar of quality promotion', minister says

(ANSA) - Turin, October 23 - Italy's newest protected geographical indication (PGI) food products, Bagnara nougat from the southern Calabria region and the white-fleshed Pescavibona peach from Sicily, were presented at the Salone del Gusto international food fair on Thursday.
    The 'new entries' took to 266 the number of Italian agricultural products coming under the schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialities of the European Union. Other products to have obtained EU appellations in 2014 are the potato from Viterbo in upper Lazio, Lombardy Strachitunt cheese and Varese honey. "It is a step forward: certifications are a pillar of the strategy for promoting quality," Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina said.
   

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