The Certified Quality Indication, Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) “Chorizo Riojano” guarantees the quality and characteristics of the product; it also links it to La Rioja throughout its entire process, something which is becoming more positively valued by the consumer.
Order 26/2008 of June 30, 2008 approves the “Chorizo Riojano” PGI and its implementing regulations. It establishes that label administration corresponds to the Regulatory Council, whose specialists have developed a Quality Manual and procedures establishing the technical and control requirements required of every operator involved in each of the elaboration stages.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHORIZO RIOJANO WITH PGI AND OTHER CHORIZOS?
The chorizo protected by this label must be premium category, contain no additives, be elaborated in La Rioja and in facilities which control the process of elaboration, maturity and drying, as well as the quality and handling of the raw materials.
This recognition means that the consumer is guaranteed the origin and quality of the product; it also protects the traditional attributes and elaboration of Chorizo Riojano protected under the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
Meet the certified companies: www.chorizoriojano.org