The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment will start the official procedures to change the name of the Protected Designation of Origin 'Jamón de Huelva' to the name 'Jabugo'.
The agreement was reached last week between the Regulatory Council of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) 'Jamón de Huelva' and the company Sánchez Romero Carvajal after a long and intense period of negotiations in which the Ministry of Agriculture has collaborated actively with all the sectors involved to facilitate the consensus. This collaboration will be continued in the next meeting between the Ministry and the representaives of the Protected Designation of Origin to officially present this agreement and to start the procedures for the name change of this Iberian pig products' PDO.
Until the signing of this agreement, Sánchez Romero Carvajal was one of the companies legally authorised to use the term 'Jabugo' in its products labels. From now on, this company will be included in the PDO, that will take the name 'Jabugo' for the comercialisation of all the products protected by the PDO. This Protected Designation of Origin assigns, protects and is used to certifiy the origin and quality of the hams and shoulders from free-range Iberian pigs that live in the dehesa and that are produced in the villages of the regions of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. The signing of this agreement strengthens the presence of this PDO's products in the market. It is one of the most representative and prestigious PDO's at a national and international level.
Friday, 13 March 2015/ MAGRAMA/ Spain.