The old rice law (n. 325 of 1958) classified the rices according to the size of the grain, from the shortest (called Common or Original), towards Semifino, Fino and the longest, Superfino. Today this wording classification has changed by a most current European one and by the new Italian law on rice (n. 131 of 2017): Round for small grains (up to 5.2 mm), Medium (between 5.2 and 6 mm), Long A from the long grain (above 6 mm) and oval, Long B for the long grains (above 6 mm), thin and needle-shaped.