“The protection of designations of origin and geographical indications should be extended to the misuse, imitation and evocation of registered names in the case of goods and services, in order to ensure a high level of protection. Where protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications are used as ingredients, account should be taken of the Commission Communication: Guidelines on the labeling of foodstuffs used as ingredients with protected designations of origin – PDOs and protected geographical indications – PGI ”(EU Regulation no. 1151/2012)
Which of the roads?
Romania has quality standards applicable to all branches of the food industry, for all operators willing to place quality products on the market. Thus, consumers have to choose between two products named identically, presented as safe from a health-veterinary point of view, but only one is certified in terms of geographical indication, the other being limited (in presentation) to non-location or opting for false labeling. Which of the products does the consumer choose to come to the market for completely different than for investigations on the origin of food?