The DOP certification is given to those products which quality depends on the territory where they are grown or produced. Since it defines the origins of a product, then, the DOP certification is particularly important because it grants high standards of quality.
To obtain the DOP certification, the whole production process must develop inside a specific geographical area and cannot be reproduced in any other area. This rule makes a product unique and inimitable.
The DOP certification it is necessary to respect two main criterions, which are defined by article two of the EEC regulation n° 2081/92:
In other words DOP extra virgin olive oil must be obtained from olives grown and processed in a geopraphical area defined as "DOP". The main feature of a DOP product is its supply chain, which gives specific indications about where a product is produced.
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