The compliance document which defines the requirments of IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is called a "disciplinare". It is an official and public document, which was initially recognised at regional and later also at national level (through the Ministey for Agriculture), registered on the basis of the regulations of the commission of the European Economic Union from 20 March 1998 and was pubished and enforced through the same Ministery for Agriculture on 21 July 1998.
Through this recognition the name "Olio Extravergine di Oliva Toscano" changed into "Indicazione Geografica Protetta" (IGP) under consideration of the Definition in Art. 2 of the regulations of the European Community Nr. 2081/92.
The geographical region, which has been allocated for the cultivation and production of "Olio Extravergine di Oliva Toscano IGP", and Is within the county disrict of tuscany also includes 8 territories of a lesser importance. These territones can produce oil under the name "menzioni geografiche aggiuntive" (added geographical areas) to be identifyable as subgroups. Through these measures, consumers can not only recognise that an oil is definitely tuscan, but can also identify its specific origin from each of the individual areas within tuscany.
How Can the consumer recognise the "Olio Extravergine di Oliva Toscano IGP"?
Each confection of the "olio Extravergine di Oliva Toscano IGP" carries a visible "certification label", on which the name of the certifying institution and the code number for the identification of the product has been printed.
Pure Tuscan IGP, certified and recognisable.
Each bottle of Tuscan Extra Virgin IGP is well recognisable by the label around the neck of the bottle with the alphanumeric code that allows you to rebuild the entire supply chain, providing maximum transparency and security. One cannot be mistaken in finding authentic Tuscan extra virgin olive oil .
This is the surest and safest way of buying an original and authentic product , rich in fragrances and flavors that distinguish a real Tuscan.
What is Organic or Bio?
In order for an olive oil to be certified organic by the European Union, it must be a product of organic farming that combines the best environmental practices, a high level of biodiversity and the preservation of natural resources. Organic farmers in the European Union are obliged to respect the health of the soil, water, plants and animals, while making responsible use of energy and natural resources. Organic farmers and processors must comply with strict EU requirements with regular inspections carried out at every stage of the organic chain in order to use the organic logo on their products.