Food Law News - EU - 1996
14 November 1996: ORIGIN MARKING - Protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origins
Scottish Office Letter - 14 November 1996
Protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origins
Regulation 2081/92 provides for the registration of protected names and geographical origins for agricultural products and foodstuffs. The Commission has previously circulated two lists under this Regulation which have been adopted (See earlier item on Origin Marking 12 June/1 July 1996). A further short list has now been received.
The new proposed registrations include:
- Germany - meat-based products (3), cheeses (3) and bakery product (1)
- Austria - cheese (1)
- Italy - olive oil (1)
- Greece - cherries (1), table olives (1), gums and resins (2) and essential oils (1)
- Finland - potato (1)
- United Kingdom - fish and fish products (1)
The United Kingdom item relates to the protection of geographical indication for "Whitstable Oysters".
The letter invites comments on the listed names by early December.
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