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Local resources and product path management

Ruszkai Csaba

Eszterházy Károly College Faculty of Natural Sciences

Chapter 10.  Qualification systems of local products, certificates of origin

Chapter 10.  Qualification systems of local products, certificates of origin

Compliance with community rating systems is the guarantee of the origin and quality of the local products. Local product’s equipping with local trade mark and with certificate of qualification is of high priority concerning the support system in the LEADER programme, which is an important tool in confirmation of the “branding” of the product moreover that of the region. This chapter reviews the conditions and opportunities of product qualification, as well as its good domestic and international examples.

Quality assurance in the European Union

Quality guarantee is an important criterion of rural developmental and agricultural policy of European standards. When we examine the quality of the produced products, quality assurance appears as an elemental aspect, both from manufacturers and from consumers aspects, thus quality policy which is applied and represented by the European Union definitely should be pointed out, what in the past decades has been constantly endeavouring to guarantee the excellence of agrarian-product appearing in the European Union’s market, and eliminate weaknesses with continuous severeness and modifications.

Quality assurance involves the whole scale of production processes of the good started from the definitions of regulations and standards to the product getting to the final users.

Manufacturers of the European Union must strive for high standards of quality, for the sake of providing their competitiveness and profitably. In order to sustain the quality of the products a strict criteria system has been laid down, and further regulations have been defined European Union policy, especially in point of divergent products , especially in point of foodstuffs.