Food Law News - EU - 1996

10 June 1996: ORIGIN MARKING - EC Regulation (2081/92) - Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin

Scottish Office Letter - 10th June 1996

EC Regulation (2081/92) - Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin

Following a request from the French delegation, the Commission has asked Member States to consider extending the scope of this Regulation so as to apply it to additional agricultural products and foodstuffs. The additional suggestions are:

At present the Regulation can be used for the following:

A. Products for human consumption
fresh meat (and offal); meat-based products (cooked, salted, smoked, etc.); cheeses; other products of animal origin (eggs, honey, milk products excluding butter, etc.) oils and fats (butter, margarine, oils, etc.); fruits, vegetables, cereals, whether or not processed; fish, molluscs, fresh crustaceans and ...-based products; other Annex II products (spices, etc.).

B. Foodstuffs listed in Annex I to Regulation 2081/92
beer; natural mineral waters and spring waters; beverages made from plant extracts; bread, pastry, cakes, confectionery, biscuits and other baker's wares; natural gums and resins.

C Agricultural Products listed in Annex II to Regulation 2081/92
hay; essential oils.

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