PDO a European label
Created in 1992, Protected Designation of Origin (Appellation d’Origine Protégéé or AOP in French) protects French and European products across the entire European territory. It certifies a product’s authenticity and guarantees its geographic origin and compliance with traditional methods.
It meets a set of specifications and is subject to control procedures implemented by an independent body approved by the French National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO). PDO products have a distinctive yellow and red logo.