WHAT IS IT?
The Register of the approved suppliers of the "True Neapolitan Pizza" ("Vera Pizza Napoletana"), organized and promoted by the True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana or AVPN), represents a tool serving pizzerias, affiliated to the Association, in the process of procuring food and non-food products, related to the production chain of the "true Neapolitan pizza".
HOW TO BECOME AN APPROVED SUPPLIER
May apply for enrollment, in the manner and in the form specified in the regulation of the Register, those Companies:
1. That produce one or more of the following raw materials and equipment:
The Department after reviewing the products and certifications, will issue an advisory opinion.
Those companies that, at the discretion of the AVPN and following the audit made by the Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture of the University “Federico II“ of Naples or by a technician entrusted by the Association, comply with requirements listed above and to the characteristics described in the International Regulations to obtain the international collective brand mark “True Neapolitan Pizza“ (“Vera Pizza Napoletana“) owned by the AVPN, will be enrolled at the Register of Approved Suppliers of the “True Neapolitan Pizza“.
Following the registration, the Company is permitted to use - as specified in the regulation of the Register - the brand "Approved Supplier of the True Neapolitan Pizza" (“Fornitore ufficiale della Vera Pizza Napoletana“), owned by the AVPN.
The brand and the Register of the Suppliers will be spread and developed by the AVPN through marketing activities and communication (promotion, events, publications, media relations, etc..) both in Italy and abroad. To support these actions, the AVPN will require from the Companies a participation fee. This amount, determined by the managers of the AVPN, will take into account the preferences expressed by the Company and the size, geographical and specific sector of its activities.
The Register of the Approved Suppliers of the "True Neapolitan Pizza" (“Vera Pizza Napoletana“) is valid internationally.
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|Peroxides||max 10 mEq O/2 Kg of oil|
|Indication for Variety of olives||Yes|
|Indication Area of provenance||Yes|
|Dry residue (Solids)||more than the 6%|
|Indication of provenance||Yes|
|"Long-shaped" peeled tomatoes S. Marzano type||Yes|
|Color, smell and flavor||typical of a whole mature tomato|
|Weight of the drained product||not less than the 60% of the net weight|
|Area indication of mozzarella provenance||Si|
|Water content||between the 52% and the 60%|
|Dry residue fat content (according to the DOP Discipline)||not less than the 52%|
|Moisture||less than the 65%|
|Area indication of milk provenance||Yes|
|Water content||between the 52% and the 58%|
|Dry residue fat content||more than the 44%|
|Moisture||between the 45% and the 52%|
|Percentage of proteins||11,5% - 13,5%|
|Percentage of dry gluten||9,5% - 11.5%|
|Milling technique indication||Si|
|Falling Number "FN"||250‹FN‹380|
|Absorption||55 - 60|
|Stability||6' - 12'|
|Value index - Caduta E10||max 60|