Cornish Pasty's Special Status at Risk Because of EU/US Trade Pact

By Gary Cutlack on at

The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could endanger the Cornish pasty, with the proposed trade deal said to be ending the regional food protection currently afforded to the Cornish pasty and other local foods of its ilk.

The news comes from German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt, who speaking about the importance of trade between the EU and the US, said: "...we can no longer have every type of sausage and cheese each protected as a speciality."

The Cornish pasty secured Protected Geographical Indication status back in 2011, to stop workers on any old industrial estate from churning out the traditional meat, turnip and onion treat. [Independent]

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