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Don't worry. The EU recently standardized Pizza Napoletana[1]. Among some of the regulations are:

* The flour used has to have a deformation energy between 220W and 380W

* The dough has a pH-value of 5.87 and a density of 0.79g/cm³

* The salt has to be applied with a spiral motion on top of the tomatoes

* The olive oil has to be applied with a spiral motion as well, totalling at 4-5g of oil with an allowed error of 20%

* The baking time is 60-90 seconds. The dough has to reach 60-65°C

That's not just a patent. This is a legal ordinance. This is law. This is taxpayers money at work!

EDIT: edit for formatting and source

[1] http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=0J:L:2... (German)




I'm not sure what your point is. TSGs exist and are useful, as are PDOs etc.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_indications_and_tr...)

(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2...) (English).


So? It's a truth in advertising legislation. It's why you can't buy a piece of toast in a box labelled Pizza Napoletana, or (for HN) a Galaxy SIII in a gox labelled "iPhone 5"




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