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Jamón ibérico, new labels


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Jamón ibérico, new labels

JuanDoe | Jan 10, 2014 12:11 PM

The rules were "enormously confused", leaving consumers in Spain and abroad puzzled about what they were buying.
Under the new rules, labels must tell shoppers if the product came from a pig that was 100 percent ibérico or of a lesser percentage, depending solely on verified breeding records.
The number of categories of jamon iberico was sliced from four to three: "bellota (acorn)" for a pig fattened on acorns in open fields; "cebo de campo" (field feed) for a pig fattened in open fields on natural grazing and fodder; and "cebo (feed)" for a pig raised in a feeding pen.

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