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1 32nd MEETING OF FOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTITIONERS FORUM Berlin, February Department of Central Inspectorate for quality safeguarding and anti- fraud of foodstuff and agricultural products ICQRF activities on organic products and GIs protection

2 Department of Central Inspectorate for quality safeguarding and anti-fraud of foodstuff and agricultural products (ICQRF)  ICQRF is the Law Enforcement Body of the MiPAAF ICQRF Mission  Preventing and combating any breach of European and Italian laws relating to agri-food and farm supply products Carring out Official Controls Imposing sanctions Authorizing private or public control bodies Supervising the activities of control bodies

3 Official Controls * Controls (no.) Controlled Operators/Premises (no.) Irregular (%)15,414,9 Controlled products (no.) Irregular (%)8,99,5 Analysed Samples (no.) Irregular (%)10,38,7 Sanctions * Warnings (no.) Administrative Notifications (no.) Criminal Reports (no.) Seizures (no.) Seizures Value (€) * Preliminary data Department of Central Inspectorate for quality safeguarding and anti-fraud of foodstuff and agricultural products (ICQRF)

4 Main international activities #1 “Vertical Bio”  ICQRF and GdF (revenue Police) dismantled an International criminal organization which had imported in Italy, from Moldova, Ukraine, India, cereals (in particular, soy, corn, wheat and flax) for animal and human consumption, falsely certified as organic  Activity coordinated by the Public Prosecutor of Pesaro INDIA

5 “ex officio protection” (Reg. EU no. 1151/2012, art. 13)  ICQRF is the national Authority responsible for taking steps to prevent or stop the unlawful use of protected GIs  ICQRF has established “the ex officio Protection Unit”  This Unit sends notifications to/receive them from others European designated Authorities Main international activities #2

6 GIsCases (no.)Country "Prosciutto San Daniele"1UK "Prosciutto di Parma"6Netherland "Mortadela Bolonia"1Spain "Parmigiano Reggiano"16UK- France - Netherland - Belgium -Denmark-Austria "Pecorino Romano"3UK "Grana Padano"2France – Letvia "Asiago"4France - Letvia - UK-Germany-Belgium "Fontina"3Denmark "Gorgonzola"1Belgium "Olio Toscano"2UK "Olio Riviera Ligure"1UK "Aceto Balsamico di Modena"9Poland - Spain-Germany - France - Belgium Total49 “ex officio protection” Main international activities #2

7 “Tuscan” Extra-virgin olive oil with the brand “Harrods” bottled in UK. sold at the Harrods store Misleading particular “Tuscan” Unlawful particular: “Bottled in UK “ Case studies

8 Infringement of the PDO “Grana Padano” and PDO “Asiago”- Illegal use of the denomination “La Grana” and “Asiago” at the SIAL- Salon de l’Alimentaire in Paris

9 Illegal use of the denomination “Parma Ham” at the stores “Jumbo” and “C1000” in Netherland

10 “Memorandum of understanding with ebay – Italy and AICIG  ICQRF protect PDOs and PGIs in the context of e-commerce through the Program Verified Rights Owner (VeRO)  ICQRF reports the advertisements infringing an intellectual property right Main international activities #3

11 ProductCases (no.)Country CheeseKit "Parmesan"5 (USA) "Parmesan" Block-Grated- Dressing27(USA) "Asiago"6(USA) "Gorgonzola"3(USA) "Mozzarella di bufala Campana"3(Italia) "Romano"2(USA) "Aceto Balsamico di Modena"12(Germania - Italia) "Aceto Tradizionale di Modena”3( Italia - USA) "Ciauscolo"5(Italia) "Caciocavallo Silano"1(Italia) " Olio Dolce di Rossano DOP"4(Italia) "Coppa di Zibello D.O.P"1(Italia) "Pecorino siciliano"29(Italia) Wine kit “Chianti"4(USA) "Montepulciano d’Abruzzo"2(Italia) "Soave"1(Italia) "Prosecco"17(Italia) Total125 “ebay memorandum” Main international activities #2

12 CHEESE MAKING KIT – Illegal use of the denomination “GOUDA” “PARMESAN” “FETA” Case studies

13 … moreover  ICQRF is promoting a cooperation with Alibaba.com to avoid unlawful trading of products that evoke and usurp the Italian GIs  ICQRF is talking with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) for the protection of GIs

14 Involvement of CONSUMERS Conclusion To increase the level of protection for consumers and reduce the fraud opportunities we need Co-operation between AUTHORITIES DATA / INFO

15 32nd MEETING OF FOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTITIONERS FORUM Berlin, February Thank you for your attention Francesco Librandi Ex-officio Unit Via Quintino Sella, 42 – Roma https://www.politicheagricole.itControlli \ Ispettorato centrale repressione frodi


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