”PRECIOUS EUROPE” is a 3-year campaign dedicated to the promotion of European high-quality raisins and premium olive oil has been launched. The main objective of the campaign it to provide information about the quality of European premium olive oil and raisins to the markets of the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland, in order to highlight the European history, tradition and experience in olive oil and raisins production and processing, by an Association of 3 Producer Organizations located in the area of Corinth.
European Union agricultural products are worldwide known for their high standards, quality control measures, and adherence to strict regulations. European high-quality agriculture products is the result of centuries of tradition, innovation and dedication.
To begin with, the EU has adopted a robust system of Geographical Indications (GI), which protect and promote products with specific geographical origins and traditional production methods. GIs ensure that products are made in specific regions using traditional expertise, which gives them unique quality and characteristics. Apart from Geographical Indications, Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) labels exist to certify that certain agricultural products are produced, processed, and prepared in a specific region, resulting in distinctive qualities. PDO and PGI designations highlight the link between the product and its geographical origin, ensuring authenticity and maintaining traditional production methods.
In addition, EU agricultural products adhere to stringent quality and safety standards. Farmers and producers must follow strict regulations and guidelines related to food safety, animal welfare, environmental protection as well as adopting sustainable farming practices. Such measures ensure that EU agricultural products meet high-quality standards and are safe for consumption. The EU has also adopted strict regulations governing organic farming practices. Organic certification ensures that agricultural products are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic farming practices prioritize environmental protection and sustainability as well as animal welfare. The majority of EU agricultural products are produced using traditional or artisanal methods, handed down through generations. These production methods often involve manual labor, attention to detail, and respect for traditional recipes and techniques. This emphasis on tradition contributes to the unique flavors and characteristics of EU agricultural products. It should be noted that the EU has a rich and diverse agricultural landscape, enabling the cultivation of wide range of products. This includes fruits, vegetables, cereals, dairy products, meats, wines, spirits, and more. The varied climate conditions, diversified landscapes, and multicultural traditions across EU member countries result in a rich tapestry of agricultural products, each with its own unique characteristics, flavors and taste. Summing up, these unique aspects of EU agricultural products contribute to boosting their reputation for excellence, authenticity, and diversity. Consumers should feel reassured that EU agricultural products meet strict quality standards.