Campaigners have until the close of today to launch an official objection against the Government's decision to turn down an application to protect the Lincolnshire sausage. The Lincolnshire
Sausage Association (LSA) has been fighting to get protective geographical indication (PGI) for the much-loved banger for seven years which would have meant it could only be made within the county.
But last week, the application for PGI was turned down by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( Defra). Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice said that there were too many different varieties of the sausage and that the ingredients were not synonymous enough with Lincolnshire.
The LSA have said they are determined to keep fighting and are currently in talks with their lawyers to launch an objection. And with only a ten-day time period allowed since the decision was made by Defra, the LSA has until May 27 to file an appeal.
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Mist at the coast should lift readily this morning, but extensive overnight mist may linger through the south and east of the region
A cold front out in the North Sea is sitting across parts of the region and giving lots of cloud and some patchy rain, especially in the SE