I Products Agroalimentari TItalian radicals (PAT) are the products included in a special list, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Tourism with the collaboration of the Regions.
By "traditional products" we mean those productions and agri-food goods of a typical character, with traditional characteristics, whose procedures in the processing, conservation and maturing methods, have been consolidated over time. The requirement to be recognized as Traditional Agri-food Products (PAT) is to be « obtained with processing, conservation and maturing methods consolidated over time, homogeneous for the whole territory concerned, according to traditional rules, for a period of no less than twenty-five years »
Italy boasts, as of 2018, 5.056 traditional products. The MIPAF, with the 2018 Decree "Eighteenth revision of the national list of traditional agri-food products", published in GURI n. 57 of 9-3-2018, updated the list of traditional agri-food products of the Italian regions to 2018.
The Region with the highest number of products included in the list is Campania with 515 products, followed by Tuscany (461 products), Lazio (409 products) Emilia Romagna (388 products) and Veneto (376 products).
The Sicilian products included in the list are 245. Pursuant to MIPAF circular n.10 of 21.12.99, products already registered as PDO or PGI cannot be included in the lists, while those that will receive recognition after such insertion , will have to be deleted.
Traditional agri-food products are also divided into the following categories:
- Non-alcoholic drinks, spirits and liqueurs
- Fresh meat (and offal) and their preparations
- Fats (butter, margarine, oils)
- Fresh pasta and bakery, pastry, biscuit and confectionery products
- Compound dishes
- Preparations of fish, molluscs and crustaceans and particular breeding techniques of the same
- Gastronomy products
- Products of animal origin (honey, various dairy products except butter)
Vegetable products in their natural state or processed
Discover the Sicilian products included in the List in our visual and geo-localized database
download national list:Decree_16_ February_2018._List_of_tarditional_agri-food_products