- ORDER No 1762 of 16 July 2015 on approving the Procedure of registration and verification of the documentation for obtaining a quality scheme protection of an agricultural product and/or foodstuff, the Procedure for declaring national opposition, and the Procedure for submission to the European Commission the application for registration of quality systems for agricultural products and / or food to acquire protection at European Union level, as well as specific Rules regarding the model and usage of the national logo
- DECISION No 152 of 4 March 2015 on establishing the institutional framework and certain measures for implementing Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
As stated by the law, the system of protected indications is intended to support products that have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, allowing consumers to have accurate information on the origin of the foodstuffs they consume and encouraging local traditions.
Protected Geographical Indication
The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) refers to the name of a region, a particular place or, in exceptional cases, a country, and is used to describe an agricultural product or foodstuff that either originates in the respective region or possesses the specific quality, the reputation, or other characteristics that may be attributed to the respective geographical area, or whose manufacturing, processing, or preparation takes place in that geographical area.
The Sibiu salami has received Protected Geographical Indication status on March 10 2016, allowing only producers in the designated area (the counties of Bacău, Prahova, Brașov, Sibiu, Călărași, Covasna, and Ilfov, as well the city of Bucharest) that follow the product’s terms of reference to make this type of salami.
The Association of Sibiu Salami Producers is represented by Dincă și Asociații Law Firm.