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Dalmatian Pršut Given EU Protection Status

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Pršut gets EU protection status (photo: (International Pršut Festival)

Dalmatian pršut, or dry-cured ham from the Dalmatia region, is the latest Croatian product to receive the EU geographical origin label, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Monday…

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, presented Croatian Minister of Agriculture Davor Romić with a certificate from the EU on Monday confirming the EU geographical protection status for Dalmatian pršut.

The decision to protect the geographical status of Dalmatian pršut was made by the European Commission on Friday 12 February 2016. Dalmatian pršut now joins other Croatian products, pršut from Drniš, Krk and Istria, extra virgin olive oil from Cres, mandarins from Neretva, sour cabbage from Ogulin, kulen from Baranja and potatoes from Lika, which have EU geographical protection status.

The process to get Dalmatian pršut the EU geographical origin label took four years when the Association of Dalmatian Pršut Producers launched an application with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Any pršut in any EU market which claims it is ‘Dalmatian pršut’, must completely originate from the area.

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