British salt and beef granted protected status

Anglesey sea salt and West Country beef and lamb have been awarded European Union protected food name status.

The sea salt is sourced harvested in the Menai Strait in Anglesey Credit: PA

The status guarantees authenticity and origin and prevents imitation products from using their name.

Food name status will protect West Country lamb and beef. Credit: ITV News West Country

Family business Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt predicted that being awarded the status will allow it to increase its workforce by 25% this year.

Read: Protected foods 'bring £900 million to economy'

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Famous British foods gain protected status

Anglesey sea salt and West Country beef and lamb have joined the ranks of some of the UK's most famous foods such as Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pies by securing protected status.