Euro cash for Italian ham

Italian ham producers are amongst the biggest beneficiaries of the latest funding from the European Commission to promote sales of European Union (EU) food and drink products outside the EU.

Manufacturers of prosciutto and parma ham, will get a large share of Euro 1.78 million in subsidies over three years.

Also, Italian processed meat organisation the Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi will receive Euro 400,000. Other grants included Euro 806,437 for Denmark pigmeat producers, funelled via Danish meat association INAPORC.

The main target markets for campaigns are the USA, Russia and China. British meat marketers received no money in this latest funding release.