In November 2014, with the aim of protecting the quality of Made in Italy production worldwide, the Italian Consortium of Artesan panettone (CIPA) was founded.
The brand therefore protects the production of yeast products that follow the strict protocols of the Consortium.
The most important aim of the Consortium is to protect both the consumer and the craftsman from products that do not meet quality requirements. Everyone, when buying a CIPA brand panettone or Colomba, will be sure that the product is prepared with live sourdough and processed by a master pastry chef, who has signed the strict rules of the Consortium itself. The product, therefore, will certainly be free of preservatives, ingredients from GMOs or hydrogenated fats. The artisan, choosing to join the consortium, will instead have the opportunity to increase his business thanks to the certified quality of his product and the wide showcase that the Consortium offers him through the promotion of the brand.
To this primary aim, then, is added the will of the Consortium to create a group with strong purchasing power towards companies producing raw materials for production, packaging and services related to the promotion of the brand, in order to obtain economic advantages for the affiliates themselves. Finally, the last objective of the Consortium is to promote the brand, and the products connected to it, all over the world by adopting the opportunities provided by bodies and organisations that provide funds for the internationalization of these associations.
Among the institutional tasks of the Consortium, the supervision of the finished product placed on the market is of particular importance. The section of the technical committee, with the help of expert professionals, has competence over the entire national territory, taking samples on the market and verifying their conformity with the established parameters. Moreover, where irregularities within its competence are detected, it will implement the procedure for requesting expulsion from the consortium, which it will submit to the Board of Directors in case of reiteration.
Gerardo Di Dato (Pasticceria Di Dato)
Joining the Italian Consortium of Artesan panettone (CIPA) means benefiting from a series of services:
The company that believes it is a member of the Italian Consortium of Artesan panettone must have the following characteristics: