What role?

The recognition obtained by the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies gives the Consortium the task of protection, supervision and promotion of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Through its continuous protection and supervision activity in Italy and abroad, the Consortium protects consumers and producers from counterfeited products and imitations.

For this purpose and to protect the products especially on remote markets, the Protection Consortium partners with domestic and international bodies such as  OriGIn Italia – Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche and OriGIn – Organization for a International Geographical Indications Network.

The commercial supervision activity dealing with the correct labelling and product presentation is carried out by the Consortium through its supervisory agents, who hold the qualification of public safety officers.

The Consortium is supported by public law enforcement bodies competent on the subject: ICQRF – Istituto Controllo Qualità e Repressione delle FrodiNAC – Nuclei Antifrodi CarabinieriNAF – Nucleo Agroalimentare e Forestale.

Furthermore, the Consortium holds the Production Specifications and follows their evolution.

To check compliance of the product with the Specifications, the Consortium collaborates with an independent authorised inspection body.  Currently, the body entrusted directly by the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies is  CSQA Certificazioni.