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Stringent quality checks yield top quality

Stringent quality checks yield top quality

Speck Alto Adige P.G.I. is subjected to stringent quality audits at regular intervals and only best hams are marked with the “South Tyrol” brand at the end of the production process.

You get exactly what the brand mark promises: consumers can rely on the fact that stringent quality checks are conducted during the production of Speck Alto Adige P.G.I. before the quality seal of approval is applied.

In order to be able to guarantee the quality and authenticity of Speck Alto Adige, the Speck Alto Adige Consortium, in partnership with the independent auditing institution INEQ (Istituto Nord Est Qualità) has developed a quality control system that warrants compliance with all quality criteria – from the choice of meat to the production of the ham to the ready-to-sell speck product. The auditors have full access to the production sites at any time. During and after the smoked ham production process they verify the time allowed to cure the ham, the balance between lean and fat content, the salt content, the consistency, fragrance and of course, the flavour of the product.

Only smoked ham that complies with all quality criteria and passed through all inspections will be branded with the South Tyrol logo in several places of the rind. Only this quality speck may be sold with the South Tyrol quality seal of approval in green. Hence, the brand “Speck Alto Adige P.G.I.” guarantees the supreme quality and absolute authenticity of the Speck.