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Does EU status protect good food?

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There are now a thousand food products in the EU which have protected geographical status (PGI) - 43 of them are British.

Cornish pasties were recently granted the accolade, which means only those made in Cornwall can bear the name.

Claire Macleod, producer of the Stornoway Black Pudding and Telegraph food writer Rose Prince discuss the benefits of competing for the PGI status.


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