PDO, PGI and TSG under the EU Agricultural Product Quality Policy
Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographial Indication (PGI), and Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG):
The European Union laws protect the names of wines, cheese, hams, sausages, olives, beers, balsamic vinegar and also regional breads, fruits, and vegetables. The legislation governs the use of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for agricultural products as well as the label Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) which is similar to the PDO and PGI designations but does not place any limitations on the geographical origin of the product.
To receive the PDO status, an entire product must be traditionally and entirely manufactured (prepared, processed and produced) within the specific region and thus acquire unique properties, and whose quality or properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors,
To receive the PGI status, the entire product must be traditionally and at least partially manufactured (prepared, processed or produced) within the specific region and thus acquire unique properties. The product has a specific quality, goodwill or other characteristic property, attributable to its geographical origin.
The Traditional speciality guaranteed is a trademark for an agricultural product or a foodstuff, which has a certain feature or a set of features, setting it clearly apart from other similar products or foodstuffs belonging to the same category. The product or foodstuff must be manufactured using traditional ingredients or must be characteristic for its traditional composition, production process, or processing reflecting a traditional type of manufacturing or processing. In other words, to receive a TSG status, the product does not have to be manufactured in a specific geographically delimited area; it is sufficient that it be traditional and different from other similar product
Our PDO Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil is entirely cultivated, prepared, processed and produced in the Kalamata region of Greece. Arogos Organic Olive Oil is 100% naturally organic from the Sparta region of Greece. Arogos Products provides consumers with the highest quality PDO, PGI, traditional and entirely organic products. The quality of our products is guaranteed and carries the various European Union labels with assurance. After trying our products you will see - and taste! - that our entire product line is a class above anything else in the marketplace!
Link for PDO & PGI found here.