| Did you know that…
as a result of very strict laws, imports of meat-based products to Canada
are very limited?
the wealth and diversity of meat and deli products in Italy, only Prosciutto
di Parma is authorized to cross over to the Canadian border. Note: once
Canadian retailers place this product on their shelves, it is given the
name of “Original Prosciutto” in an effort to differentiate it from the
Prosciutto produced in Canada called “Parma Prosciutto.”
Loyal fans of Original Prosciutto know how to easily spot their
adored ham—in addition to having a different name, the product also
bears a seal of authenticity nobly symbolized by a Ducal coronet (only,
of course, if it meets all of the quality requirements!) on its magnificent
For more information, visit the official Prosciutto di Parma Web
A few statistics:
With imports of this product steadily increasing—12.3% between
2000 and 2001 and 34.44% between 2001 and 2002—it is clear how much
Canadians truly enjoy Original Prosciutto!
In 2002, 174,899 kg were imported directly from Italy. Quite a respectable
accomplishment in such a competitive market, wouldn’t you say?
Source : Statistics Canada