What role?

The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) carries out three public functions, in collaboration with MIPAAF – Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies: defence, protection and promotion of the product.

Monitoring

Business monitoring, involving mainly correct labelling and presentation of the product, is carried out by the Consortium itself, by supervisors qualified as public security agents.
The relevant public security bodies collaborate with the Consortium: ICQRF – Institute of Quality Control and Fraud Repression, NAC – Carabinieri Anti-fraud Units, NAF – Agri-food and Forestry Unit.

Control and certification

For the verification of compliance with product specifications, the Consortium collaborates with an independent authorized control body. The current body, commissioned directly by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, is CSQA Certifications.

Promotion

The task of the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) is also to promote knowledge of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) and disseminate its culture, communicating directly both with final consumers and with the media.
To this end, and in order to protect the product, particularly in the more remote markets, The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) is part of national and international organizations such as AICIG – Italian Association of Geographical Indication and OriGIn – Organization for a International Geographical Indications Network.