Protected Designation of Origin

In 1996 San Daniele ham was granted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status by the European Union, in order to protect it in terms of its limited area of origin and unique processing techniques.

For PDO products, the whole production chain is subject to the obligation to comply with the rules of the Production Specifications and to submit to a strict inspection system implemented by an organisation authorised by the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.