So, as recorded by Europa Press, the Asici proposes reducing the number of categories of supply of the current four (acorn, topdressing, bait or bait field) to two: Iberico and Iberian bait. Also raises denominations maintain current breed pure Iberian and Iberian, but require an "intensive monitoring" to ensure the racial purity of the players. The agreement also includes sector simplifying the requirements applicable to each category and is in need of strengthening "substantially" standard controls and applying further sanctions breaches and fraud.
On the table of the minister is also the proposal to exclude the use of names, pictures and images from the field, to race, to the meadow and the terms "traditional" on the label, trademark and advertising of products other than acorn. It also calls for eliminating Asici the minimum slaughter ages, supplied by the control carcass weights, increased healing periods of the pieces, except in the loins, and sealing of shoulders and hams in abattoir that should be maintained until the marketing of products, including retail outlets and restaurants, among other places.
This proposal reflects the agreement of a large part of the pig, but, says the president of Asaja-Huelva, José Luis García-Palacios, "does not meet the needs of Andalusia and Extremadura, which produce 94% of Iberico The product that the end of the day gives way to the rule ". Business organizations of Huelva, Seville and Cordoba signed early last year a manifesto in defense of the Iberian pig breed in which they summarized their position: the product should be based on the Iberian environment (the meadow), race (now supports Iberian crossed as no differentiation regarding race pure), and power management. Thus, the signatories of the manifesto (subsequently signed institutions) require not only a clear differentiation between the products of pure Iberian pigs and crossed, but mainly to take into account the shape of pig breeding, because "they are selling Iberian hams reared intensively, devaluing the product, "explains Garcia-Palacios. "Can not be Sold Iberian ham at 80 euros", he says, and multiply while the offer to include pigs reared intensively, much less months and at a cost significantly less. Similarly pronounced Faeca few weeks ago, which warned of a 60% drop in the production of Iberian pasture in the past two years.