Growing indicators for Altamura DOP bread. The Consortium for the Enhancement and Protection of the renowned product approved the 2019 financial statements and released flattering data on the overall growth of the industry. Good news at a difficult time for everyone. Bread production is always active and transportation to other regions is operational because, at present, there are no restrictions.

Director Nicola Lorè explained the actions carried out-information, promotion and protection-and reported the positive numbers. Last year, production of Pane di Altamura DOP reached 601 tons, an increase of 18 percent over 2018. This is data confirmed and transmitted by Bioagricert, the certification body recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Since 2003, the year the designation was recognized by the European Commission, it has been the highest production level. There are currently 32 certified companies in the supply chain between grain producers, millers and bakers, of which 19 are consortium members (increasing)