The Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar elected its new board of directors! The assembly confirmed Mariangela Grosoli as president. A very special renewal since it coincided with the 10th anniversary of the legal registration of the product by the European Union.
The members of the assembly decided unanimously, recognizing the great work carried out during the past years by the Council and the Consortium’s corporate bodies. Moreover the assembly recognized the important results achieved and confirmed the political direction and the strategies identified back then: enhancement of the product and protection of the designation of origin.
The assemby confirmed all the members of the previous outgoing Board of Directors: Brabant Valéry, Carandini Giovanni, Federzoni Sabrina, Giacobazzi Angelo, Grosoli Mariangela, Mazzetti Cesare, Ponti Giacomo, Toschi Francesco and Zini Enrico.
The elections confirmed also the Board of Statutory Auditors: Tiberio Bonvicini (President), Cecchini Giorgio (effective member), Claudio Vellani (effective member), Salardi Francesco (substitute) and Foschi Maria Grazia (alternate). Also the current President, Mariangela Grosoli, was confirmed as head of the Consortium.
« This year’s Assembly represents a really important moment for the Consortium – said Mariangela Grosoli – first of all because it takes place on the 10th anniversary of the P.G.I legal recognition by the European community; secondly because the corporate bodies have been re-elected for the first time after the Consortium was re-established with the agreement reached in 2013. I am honored to continue to represent the interests of the territory and the world of Balsamic Vinegar ».
She added: « Moreover I am committed to carry on the important task of protecting and promoting the product both nationally and internationally. Every single activity carried out by the Consortium will be carried out and strengthened at the same time, especially on the international scene: Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.G.I. is the most exported Made in Italy agri-food product: for this reason it is fundamental to fight against phenomena such as counterfeiting and Italian Sounding. »
During the meeting, the new Council celebrated the important anniversary by identifying, on the basis of the previous experience, several strategies for the future of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.G.I.
Up to now, the protection of the product was pursued through many initiatives aimed at providing further guarantees to the system. Firstly, through the modification of the denomination, which has been recently achieved, by introducing important control tools in the whole chain; then there was the creation of new digital tools for the management of the certification system and, finally, the start of research and development activities in collaboration with important Italian universities. These collaborations will allow to improve technical-analytical aspects and provide tools to work on the theme of authenticity and consumer warranty.
Over the next three years the new Board of Directors is committed to carry on this very ambitious program program and many ongoing projects. Will they succeed? Check our Blog fur future updates!