Monday 26 December 2011
Under the EU Milk Package Proposal, member states have the option of introducing a supply management system to improve the market for cheeses registered under a protected designation of origin (PDO) or protected geographical indication (PGI).
This measure will improve transparency between farmers and processors in terms of volume of production, payment terms and prices and allow producers to respond better to market signals, says the Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti.
Five million litres of milk are used to produce 37 cheeses which are protected through a PDO in Italy, which has the largest amount of PDO cheeses in Europe.
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