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Parmigiano Reggiano, recognized as designation of origin

The Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano obtained in Chile the protection of apellation of origin for their cheeses.

To receive the name of Parmigiano Reggiano in Chile, the product must come from a designated area, in the valley between the Apennines and the Po river, comprising the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantua, reports El Mercurio.

The certificate was delivered by the director of the National Institute of Industrial Property (Inapi), Loreto Bresky, to the Italian ambassador, Mauro Battochi, at its diplomatic headquarters, and to Marino Porzio, associate lawyer of Porzio Ríos García, on behalf of the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano.

The recognition of the appellation of origin "will give the final consumer the assurance that the product purchased has the qualities granted by its place of origin," said the diplomat. The processing of the certification process was carried out by the Porzio Ríos García firm, informs de edition.