The aim of the Quality Standard for Iberian products is to standardise and protect the terms "100% Iberian and "Iberian", "pata negra" [black-hoof], "dehesa" or "montanera" [Dehesa pasture-fed] and those associated with the diet and handling of the animals at issue ("bellota" [acorn-fed], "cebo de campo" [free range, cereal and grass fed] and "cebo" [farm-reared, cereal and grass-fed])
AENOR routinely monitors the different operators associated with slaughtering, butchering, preparing, producing, processing and distributing products subject to standards in order to verify that the designations declared on labels in connection with breed ("100% Iberian" or "Iberian"), diet and handling ("bellota", "cebo de campo" and "cebo") comply with the applicable requirements.
Certification applies to all operators within the meat industry that are involved in any phase of the process used to prepare and market meat, ham, shoulder and loin products sold under any of the above designations with respect to breed, diet and handling.
AENOR has qualified personnel in order to be able to offer audits integrated with other certification schemes that apply to the meat sector: Royal Decree
IFS, “CONTROLLED BY FACE”,…
Companies certified by AENOR are recognised by the Administration as being able to use the above designations.
Certified centres that prepare and process their own products will be licensed to use the AENOR mark for Iberian products.
AENOR currently has regulatory recognition issued by competent Authorities to be able to operate as a monitoring entity authorised to certify Iberian products included under the scope of Royal Decree 4/2014. Similarly, AENOR is accredited by ENAC, the Spanish Accreditation Body, in accordance with ISO/IEC standard 17065:2012 within said scope.
Requests the AENOR Particular Regulation on certification in accordance with Royal Decree
11 January, which approves the quality standard for Iberian meat, ham, shoulder and loin products.