TASKS AND FUNCTIONS
Management and Safeguard of the Production Regulations
were filed at the European Union for the Protected Designation of Origin “Parma Ham”. These Regulations set out the rules relating to the production of Parma Ham.
Management of the Economic Policy,
includes formulation of strategies, trends and macro-economic policies for Parma Ham.
Definition of Quality Control Schedules
It is now possible to scientifically check that the hams meet the quality requirements in terms of amount of salt, degree of humidity and level of proteolysis.
Supervision, in general terms, concerning the correct observance of provisions laid down by law and by regulations,
at the breeding farms, slaughterhouses, producers and traders at all levels; full time inspectors act as Judiciary Police Agents. These inspectors may carry out any type of verification, inspection or control of whoever produces, packages, keeps or sells hams in any type of establishment. Any incorrect procedures recorded will be prosecuted with administrative, civil or penal measures.
Protection of the denomination “Parma Ham” and of the relative brand (Ducal Crown) world-wide
The Consortium protects the use of the denomination “Parma Ham” and the relative brands, stamps and identification seals, and for the suppression of any illegal use of the same, or any act of unfair competition. To do this, the Consortium can take any suitable measure, including legal measures, in particular in countries where the product is widely marketed.
Assistance to associated companies
through advisory services and other support is offered to improve production and marketing of Parma Ham
Promoting and enhancing the product
The Consortium of Parma Ham also provides marketing support to enhance the image of Parma Ham worldwide.