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On the occasion of the ASSICA 2022 Annual General Meeting, the first "Sustainability Programme", realised by the Association in tandem with IVSI (Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi Italiani), was previewed today. With this document, the Italian charcuterie sector ratifies a "change of step" that has been underway for some time: to affirm and enhance the sensitivity and proactivity of the sector with respect to sustainable development. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (called Goals) of the UN 2030 Agenda

On the occasion of the ASSICA Annual General Meeting, the economic data of the sector were presented. Cold cuts are confirmed as a real comfort food in this period of uncertainty. But if 2021 saw a recovery in consumption, both in Italy (+5.4% in volume) and abroad (export +15.2% in volume, +12.0% in value) as well as in production (+7.0% in volume and +6.2% in value), compared to 2020, production costs and difficulties in the

Concern for the future of the cured meats sector, hit by increases in the cost of raw materials and utilities, was the focus of the ASSICA (Association of Meat and Cured Meat Industries) conference held at Cibus on 5 May, which asked experts from the world of economics to take stock of the situation, to understand what strategies might be needed to withstand yet another tsunami hitting entrepreneurs. The President of ASSICA, Ruggero Lenti, opened the

From 22 to 26 October in Milan, TUTTOFOOD, the B2B exhibition for the entire agro-food ecosystem that is among the most innovative in Europe and an international reference point for producers and distributors of quality products from the entire food and beverage chain, returns. Trust Your Taste, CHOOSE EUROPEAN QUALITY" will be present in Hall 6 at stand H16-H20 to tell its story, provide information on the sector, meet companies and operators in the meat and

The summer 2021 edition of the European Commission's short-term outlook report was published on 6 July, a detailed document presenting an overview of the latest trends and further prospects for each agri-food sector. With the significant progress achieved by the EU-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign, food services are reopening and travel restrictions are gradually being lifted. This should have a positive impact on tourism this summer and on EU food consumption in general. However, uncertainties remain due

The 'new' CAP is getting closer: EU agriculture ministers accepted the provisional agreement reached on 25 June with the European Parliament on the key elements of the reform, bringing the integration of the proposal into EU law a step closer. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) accounts for about one third of the EU budget. Its objectives are to provide EU citizens with safe food at affordable prices guarantee a fair standard of living for farmers protect natural resources and