Food Law News - EU - 2013

Commission’s Midday Express (MEX/13/0508), 8 May 2013

PROTECTED NAMES - Commission approves requests to protect seven food names

The European Commission has approved seven new requests for registration of denominations as Protected Denominations of Origin (PDOs) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs).

These are: for the United Kingdom, “Stornoway Black Pudding” (PGI) - a black pudding made primarilyfrom beef suet and oatmeal on the Scottish Isle of Lewis; and the “Lakeland Herdwick” (PDO) - meat of lamb and sheep of the Herdwick breed born, raised and slaughtered in the county of Cumbria; for Italy, the “Panforte di Siena” (PGI), a typical pastry made in the province of Siena and the “Salmerino del Trentino” (PGI) - a salmonid fish, bred in the Province of Trento and the municipality of Bagolino; for Greece, “Ξηρά Σύκα Ταξιάρχη (Xira Syka Taxiarchi)" (PDO)- figs of the Smyrna variety, produced in Northern Evia and dried naturally in the sun; for France, “Ail fumé d'Arleux” (PGI) - a pink spring garlic, smoked in a traditional way and presented in braids; and, for Germany, “Eichsfelder Feldgieker / Eichsfelder Feldkieker”(PGI) - a sausage produced by traditional processing of warm meat in the Eischsfeld region.

The decision should be published in the next few days in the Official Journal of the European Union. The denomination will then be added to the list of more than 1,100 products already protected by the legislation on protection of geographical indications, denominations of origin and traditional specialties.

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