PDO / PGI – geographical indications

PDO / PGI – Geographical Indications

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) mark identifies a product originating in a specific place, region or country, whose quality or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural (raw materials, environmental characteristics, location) and human (traditional and artisanal production) factors the production, processing and preparation steps of which all take place in the defined geographical area and in line with the strict production regulations established.

Kalamata P.D.O. region is an agricultural area that has been defined and protected by the European Committee in order to give to farmers and producers a fair remuneration for producing higher quality products and to provide an EU guarantee to the consumers about the superior quality products they are using on their daily nutrition.

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)

The PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) mark designates a product originating in a specific place, region or country whose given quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to its geographical origin and at least one of the production steps of which takes place in the defined geographical area.