Trade mark number: 
The Parma trade mark was established by the Italian government to promote authentic Prosciutto di Parma (ham originating from Parma made according to designated procedures).

Parma ham must be from the designated area in Italy and follow specific marketing characteristics and production methods. The following aspects are included in the certification trade mark rules:

  • denomination of the product
  • area of production and ageing
  • marketing characteristics
  • provisions concerning production
  • prohibition concerning preservation and typical aspects in the production stages
  • mark for de-boned product
  • guarantee rules
  • prohibition concerning concurrent denominations
  • prohibition of various or integrated names and ancillary regulations
  • obligation of submission and control
  • surveillance and control
  • instruments and control tariffs
  • penal regulations relating to counterfeiting of mark
Certification rules: 
1060071.pdf PDF in PDF format [2.65 MB]