ASSICA, Associazione Industriali delle Carni e dei Salumi, is the national trade association established within Confindustria to represent companies involved in the production of Italian Salumi (pork and beef), pork slaughtering, and in the processing of other meat-based foodstuffs (corned beef, fats and lard, etc.).

Since 1946 ASSICA has been supporting the growth of companies in this historical segment of the Italian food business to help them cope as major players with the challenge posed by change, both in Italy and around the world.
ASSICA co-operates with the national and international public institutions to produce a legal framework aimed at promoting the sector’s development.
Additionally, the association discloses early insider information on economic and legal developments, and regularly provides services to member companies, including economic, health, technical, regulating, legal, and union-relations support, as well as information on export procedures.

ASSICA, in co-operation with Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi Italiani (, promotes the image of Italian Salumi production in Italy and around the world.