New quality seal for Austria

“Regionalism and quality – this is what AMA Genuss Region-certified companies stand for, which produce and process regional food according to high standards every day. And it is precisely these values that we want to bring to the fore even more,” says Austrian minister of agriculture, Norbert Totschnig, and state councillor, Christian Gantner.  

Together they have certified Kegele, a farm cheese dairy, with the new quality seal, AMA Genuss Region, which was developed on the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture.  

More companies are joining the new system to be certified as regional quality companies. 

“Our butchers, bakers and restaurateurs refine food into top-quality products. The AMA Genuss Region quality seal reinforces the importance of regional food production and processing. It gives consumers orientation and creates added value for the companies,” Totschnig adds 

“Direct marketers, such as the Hofkäserei Kegele, also make an important contribution to the food supply. Let’s always remember: It’s the farmers who put the food on our plates every day. But the increased operating costs are putting them under increasing pressure. That’s why I put together a 110 million supply security package to support our family farms so that they can continue to produce and supply people with regional food,” says the Austrian minister of agriculture. 

The basis for the award are the guidelines for quality and origin assurance systems recognised by the EU.  



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