PGI CERTIFICATION OF CRETAN RUSKS
The Company is certified since 2008 from AGROCERT (www.agrocert.gr) for the production of "Cretan rusks" which is a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The Agency for Certification and Supervision of Agricultural Products (O.P.E.GE.P.), with a distinctive title “AGROCERT” is a Legal Entity of Private Law at the Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food.
The products of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) are governed by Regulation (EC) 510/2006 of March 20, 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and food products.
"Designation of origin" means the name of a region, a specific place or, in exceptional cases a country used to describe an agricultural product or a food product originating in that region, witch has certain quality or characteristics that are essentially or exclusively to this particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors of production, processing and preparation are carried out in the defined geographical area.
"Geographical indication" means the name of a region, a specific place or, in exceptional cases a country used to describe an agricultural product or a food product: originating from that region, specific place or that country, which possesses a specific quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that geographical origin, whose production and / or processing and / or processing take place in the defined geographical area.
Note that for any product outside the EU and national legislation for all of PDO / PGI must be taken into account the specific requirements, as described in national or Community law for registration of the product as a PDO or PGI.