Mali Ston Oysters Awarded EU Protected Designation of Origin

By 13 October 2020
Mali Ston Oysters Awarded EU Protected Designation of Origin

October 13, 2020 - Mali Ston oysters received the EU protected designation of origin, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union on October 13, 2020.

Thus, HRTurizam reports that Mali Ston oysters are entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications and are protected throughout the European Union, guaranteeing the consumer an authentic product.

The process of protecting Mali Ston oysters began in August 2017, when the Association "Stonski školjkari Ston" submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture a request for protection of the designation of origin called "Malostonska kamenica". The geographical area in which all phases of Mali Ston oyster production take place includes the waters of the Mali Ston Bay, which belongs to the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

The specialty of Mali Ston oysters stems from the unique natural characteristics of Mali Ston Bay and skills that have been developed during the centuries-old tradition of farming in Mali Ston Bay.

The unique properties of the waters of Mali Ston Bay, the optimal amount and composition of food, excellent quality of seawater with the application of traditional knowledge and skills directly reflect on the quality and organoleptic properties of this esteemed product.

The Republic of Croatia now has 28 agricultural and food products whose name is registered in the European Union as a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication.

In addition to Mali Ston oysters, other already registered products are Krk prosciutto, Extra virgin olive oil from Cres, Neretva mandarins, Ogulin sauerkraut / Ogulin sauerkraut, Baranja kulen, Lika potatoes, Istrian prosciutto / Istrian prosciutto, Drniš prosciutto Dalmatian prosciutto, Poljički soparnik / Poljički zeljanik / Poljički uljenjak, Zagorje turkey, Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb, Šolta olive oil, Varaždin cabbage, Slavonian kulen, Međimurje meat 'z tiblice, Slavonian honey, Lika lamb, Istria, Pag sol, mlinci from Zagorje, Pag sir, Bjelovarski kvargl, Brač varenik and Varaždin klipič.

You can see the product specification "Malostonska kamenica" (Mali Ston Oysters) here.

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