IGP - Protected Geographical Indication
Since 11th October 2013, Gragnano pasta has been protected from forgery and malpractice by the IGP mark.
IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) guarantees the product's
provenance and quality and - in the case of Gragnano pasta - bears witness to a
centuries-old tradition. The guidelines stipulated by the European Commission define
certain criteria, besides the location of the production premises in Gragnano, such
as the exclusive use of durum wheat semolina and water from local sources; extrusion
through bronze dies; drying at temperatures between 40 and 80°C for a period ranging
from 6 to 60 hours in static chambers or in warm air tunnels; packaging within 24
hours in the place of production.
Gragnano IGP pasta must also be packaged in cardboard boxes or transparent bags made using recyclable plant-based materials permitted by European regulations.