Mountain farming provides high-quality food products due to the peculiar characteristics of the raw materials combined with traditional processing conditions. However, these products and their intrinsic characteristics are not clearly recognized by consumers on the market. The objective of this paper is twofold: firstly, it presents the recent aspects related to European legislation of mountain food product; secondly, it aims at reviewing the main features of nutritional quality and technology of dairy and meat products, as the most widespread mountain food products, and the main protocols used to evaluate the authenticity of these food products. The promotion of mountain food product through a specific label and the use of tracing methods, which are able to verify the authenticity of the origin of these products, may play a pivotal role in increasing the consumer’s loyalty towards these products and could be a way to boost a sustainable development of these economically marginal rural areas.

Quality and origin of mountain food products: the new European label as a strategy for sustainable development / Bentivoglio, Deborah; Savini, Sara; Finco, Adele; Bucci, Giorgia; Boselli, Emanuele. - In: JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE. - ISSN 1672-6316. - ELETTRONICO. - 16:2(2019), pp. 428-440. [10.1007/s11629-018-4962-x]

Quality and origin of mountain food products: the new European label as a strategy for sustainable development

Bentivoglio, Deborah;Finco, Adele
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Bucci, Giorgia;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Mountain farming provides high-quality food products due to the peculiar characteristics of the raw materials combined with traditional processing conditions. However, these products and their intrinsic characteristics are not clearly recognized by consumers on the market. The objective of this paper is twofold: firstly, it presents the recent aspects related to European legislation of mountain food product; secondly, it aims at reviewing the main features of nutritional quality and technology of dairy and meat products, as the most widespread mountain food products, and the main protocols used to evaluate the authenticity of these food products. The promotion of mountain food product through a specific label and the use of tracing methods, which are able to verify the authenticity of the origin of these products, may play a pivotal role in increasing the consumer’s loyalty towards these products and could be a way to boost a sustainable development of these economically marginal rural areas.
2019
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