UMA MEKK is a product label for food produced in Võrumaa, the aim of which is to recognize farmers, entrepreneurs, food producer and other passionate people involved in agriculture and food industry.
The label is only issued to high-quality food products.
- These can be raw materials (vegetables, fruits, cereals, meat, milk, eggs, forest produce, etc.) grown in Võrumaa or in the Võrumaa cooperation region (including Põlvamaa and Valgamaa).
- These can be products (jams, preserves, juices, baked goods, meat products, dairy products, etc.) manufactured using raw materials at least 50% of which are grown in Võrumaa or in the Võrumaa cooperation region.
- Uma Mekk label is also issued to food that is served by tourism companies and caterers either locally or as a catering service. The condition is that at least 50% of raw materials are grown in Võrumaa or in the Võrumaa cooperation region and are characteristic to the Southern Estonia, or where the specific product is traditionally produced on a particular farm (in a village, in a family). At least 50% of products on menus must be prepared following local traditions or using unique recipes / manufacturing technologies.
The following E-additives are prohibited: E104 - 142, E151, E154 - E160B, E161G, E173- E200, E210, E220, E230,E242, E310, E320, E321, E338, E407, E420, E620, E951. Use of raw materials that contain GMOs is also prohibited.
Source: Uma Mekk label