Food Law News - EU - 1996
12 June 1996 / 1 July 1996: ORIGNIN MARKING - Adoption of Registered Protected Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin
12 June 1996 / 1 July 1996
Protected Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin
On the 12 June 1996 the Commission adopted Regulation 1107/96 which lists those geographical indication and designations of origin which have been registered and protected under Regulation 2081/92. An additional supplementary list was subsequently adopted on the 1 July 1996.
The use of these geographical indications and designations of origin will be confined to producers in a limited area who comply with closely defined rules of production. The Commission has also proposed a five-year transitional period, during which Member States may allow the continued use of registered names, on certain conditions, for products that do not meet the criteria for listed food products.
For the United Kingdom, the following are given protection:
- Orkney beef
- Orkney lamb
- Scottish beef
- Scottish lamb
- Shetland lamb
- White Stilton cheese/Blue Stilton cheese
- West Country farmhouse Cheddar cheese
- Beacon Fell traditional Lancashire cheese
- Swaledale cheese/Swaledale ewes' cheese
- Bonchester cheese
- Buxton blue
- Dovedale cheese
- Single Gloucester
- Jersey Royal potatoes
- Herefordshire cider/perry
- Worcestershire cider/perry
- Gloucestershire cider/perry
- Newcastle brown ale
- Kentish ale and Kentish strong ale
- Rutland bitter
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