The year 2014 began with a very important change for the Iberico ham product sector and consumers. The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment passed a new Law that regulates everything related to Iberico ham. From the selection of the pigs, the type of breeding, feeding, slaughtering and processing of the Iberico ham. Under the new law, the iberico ham is divided into 4 grades. The highest grade carries a black tag which is acorn-fed ham 100% Iberian (exclusively fed on pastures) and 100% Iberian race.