Processing tomato in Italy: The supply chain requires clear rules

Fresh Tomato
Regulation & Compliances
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 20, 2024

Tridge summary

The Italian industrial tomato supply chain, at the Tomato World 2024 conference, proposed initiatives to counter the importation of non-compliant canned tomatoes, aiming to halt the marketing of tomato derivatives from countries with subpar sustainability standards. The proposal, supported by European canning companies and agricultural producer organizations, calls for actions to protect the supply chain and enhance Italian and European product quality. It also includes an information campaign promoting Italian tomato derivatives as 100% made in Italy and tools for verifying tomato origin. Meanwhile, European Parliament member Paolo De Castro criticized the current legislature for appearing anti-farmer, citing the new regulation on assisted evolution technologies and the protection and promotion of Geographical Indications as key achievements.
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Original content

On Thursday 15 February, on the first day of Tomato World 2024, professional days of industrial tomatoes, the conference Countering the importation into Europe of canned tomatoes that do not comply with European sustainability standards was held. A proposal from the Italian industrial tomato supply chain, organized by the Oi Pomodoro da industria Nord Italia to present to the institutions a series of indispensable initiatives to put a stop to the marketing in Europe of tomato derivatives coming from countries that produce below the thresholds minimum levels of environmental and social sustainability. During the conference, the Minister for Agriculture Francesco Lollobrigida, the Deputy Minister for Business and Made in Italy Valentino Valentini, the members of the European Parliament Herbert Dorfmann, Sabrina Pignedoli, Paolo De Castro and the Councilor for Agriculture of the Emilia-Romagna Region spoke. Romagna Alessio Mammi. The proposal of the industrial tomato supply chain ...
Source: Myfruit
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