Consortium for the protection of Bergamot

The Reggio Calabria Consortium for the Protection of Bergamot was established in 2007 and in 2008  it has obtained recognition by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The most important task entrusted to the Consortium is the management of the brand to guarantee the compliance of the essential oil with the chemical analytical and organoleptic features approved by the EU as provided for by the Decree of 2001, which established the PDO “Bergamot of Reggio Calabria – essential oil”.

The Consortium is also entitled to take important measures for the protection, surveillance and safeguarding of Bergamot of Reggio Calabria at every stage of the supply chain:  production of the raw material; processing; packaging and trade in accordance with the Italian Law 526 of 21/12/1999. The supervisory activity is also intended to protect the product against counterfeiting and adulteration.