Italian sounding is a lucrative industry worth 100 billion dollars, and Italy is working to combat it. A pasta factory in Torre Annunziata was found to be selling fake Gragnano IGP pasta, violating regulations that require the entire production and packaging cycle to take place in the territory of Gragnano. The IGP Dry Pasta di Gragnano was established in 2013 and has 23 pasta factories, over 300 employees, and a turnover of around 300 million euros, with 40% of production being exported.
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Italian sounding in the oval world is worth 100 billion dollars and our country is trying to fight it at all latitudes. It's a shame that, sometimes, fake made in Italy is homemade. The Guardia di Finanza of Torre Annunziata seized over two quintals of fake Gragnano IGP pasta in a pasta factory belonging to the same protection consortium: the company in question purchased the pasta in Boscoreale, in the Neapolitan area, and then resold it with the Gragnano IGP brand after packaging and labeling on site. The one ascertained by the financiers is a violation of the regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, which provides that the entire production and packaging cycle must take place within the territory of the Municipality of Gragnano. Over 400 packages already placed in Christmas packages ready for sale were seized in the pasta factory, and documentation was also found certifying the purchase of the product already processed by pasta factories outside the Gragnano area. ...