New stamp “Argentine food a natural choice”
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Pesca de la Nación) informed that the bill regarding the stamp “Alimentos Argentinos una Elección Natural” had been approved by the Chamber of Deputies. In other countries such as France, Japan or Mexico, they have similar stamps. Prior to this new law, the Resolution N° 392/2005 of the Secretary of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was the only one applicable in this matter.
This stamp will identify Argentina as an important provider of quality food. The standard of such quality has been determined in local legislation regarding this matter (Law N° 18284 – Codigo Alimentario). Also, it will help the development and recognition worldwide of this area of Argentine industry.
The main objective of this regulation is to point out the quality of the Argentine products and their elaboration, highlighting as an extra value the origin of those. This will increase the confidence of the consumers in this kind of products. An essential advantage of this law is that in their regulation the benefits in an economic as well as in a promotional aspect have been established.
Through resolution N° 198/2014 which was published in the Official Bulletin on July 3rd 2014, it was informed that “Augusto Zingaretti e hijos S.A.” is the first firm who has the right of using the quality stamp “ARGENTINE FOOD A NATURAL CHOICE” (”Alimentos Argentinos una elección natural”) for their well-known Olive Oil.