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Registered Name and Geographic Origin

Registered Name and Geographic OriginProtection of designations of geographic origin is aimed toward protection of quality and characteristics of a product from a particular region, which came as a result of specific natural and human factors, ways of producing, preparation and processing products, all of which take place in strictly defined geographic region of Futog.

Specific geographic region and traditional procedures applied in production process of these products, quality and sensory characteristics make these products different from others of their kind.

Preserving these products and their protection are ones of national interest. Producers, who worked hard for centuries so these values are not forgotten, will achieve a number of benefits on market by  producing protected products.
For centuries, seed of well-known Futog cabbage has been nurtured and saved from oblivion, right here, in Futog. This kind of cabbage is distinctive for its outstanding biological and technological characteristics, which make it a very recognized type of vegetable, both fresh and fermented, here and around the world.
In order to save and increase production and processing of Futog cabbage, Union of producers and processors of Futog cabbage - “Futoski kupus” was founded.
Based on the demand of Union of producers and processors of Futog cabbage - “Futog cabbage”, and on fulfilled conditions from article no.21 par.no.1 Law about designations of geographic origin: RESCRIPT no.G-09/07/05. 12.05.2008. DESIGNATION OF GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN - “FUTOG SAUERKRAUT AND FRESH CABBAGE”- name of origin for cabbage of Indigenous species of Futog cabbage has been registered. Performed protection: “ FUTOG SAUERKRAUT AND FRESH CABBAGE” PROTECTED BY DESIGNATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN ON WORLD MARKET AS ONE OF SERBIAN BRANDS.

On both domestic and foreign market, products Futog fresh cabbage and sauerkraut are sold only under registered name, standard declaration of producer with an addition of accepted designation of Union of producers and processors – “Futog cabbage”, and it contains a title: “controlled name of origin”. Product Futog cabbage-fresh cabbage head, is sold on domestic and foreign market with a self-adhesive individual stamp in a way that every cabbage head, or collective unit (if buyer wants so) has a stamp with the accepted designation of Union of producers and processors – “Futog cabbage”.
 
Product Futog sauerkraut is sold in a form of sauerkraut head, grated sauerkraut and sauerkraut leaf for sarma in multilayer plastic vacuum bags. They are sold only under registered name, standard declaration of producer with an addition of accepted designation of Union of producers and processors – “Futog cabbage”. Agricultural households of Culum family are very active and leading members of Union of producers and processors – “Futog cabbage” in Futog, and in this moment, they are the only processor of Futog cabbage with a Protected designations of geographic origin and controlled name of origin, that follow all the laws about rules and obligations of authorized user of name of origin FUTOG SAUERKRAUT AND FRESH CABBAGE and with permanent delivery all three packaging types of FUTOG SAUERKRAUT on domestic and foreign market.