The Senate has finally approved the Made in Italy bill, marking a historic turning point in the country’s industrial policy. The measure, enthusiastically welcomed by the Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, intervenes across the board to stimulate and protect the growth of strategic national supply chains, combat counterfeiting and train new skills in view of global challenges. The measure also addresses the certification of Italian restaurants operating abroad.

The intervention is of crucial importance in the twin aims of ensuring the authenticity of culinary offerings and countering the speculative abuse of Italian Sounding. The establishment of the distinctive certification of “Italian restaurant in the world” is designed to be a recognition mechanism, which can be requested on a voluntary basis by restaurateurs operating abroad.

This certification, which can be obtained at the request of the restaurateur, is issued exclusively by accredited certification bodies, such as ASACERT at Italy’s single national accreditation body, guaranteeing the third-party, process and technical quality of the audits conducted. “Art. 25 of the Made in Italy DDL unequivocally states that certifications of Italian restaurants around the world will take place thanks to the activity of accredited certification bodies. This is a decision that acts positively on the economy of our country and guarantees restaurateurs on the seriousness of the certification path, consumers on the certainty of the Italian quality they will find on the tables of restaurants, and producers who, at last, will see the raw materials produced 100% Made in Italy protected with even more effective tools. We played a role in this path and we are proud of it” – the comment of Fabrizio Capaccioli AD of ASACERT and creator of the ITA0039 | 100% Italian Taste Certification Protocol.