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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.

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UK foods gain protected status

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

West Country beef and lamb are now protected under EU rules. Credit: Press Association

The foods have been awarded European Union protected food name status, which guarantees their authenticity and origin and prevents imitation products from using their name.

The latest awards bring the total of UK products which are protected to more than 60, including Cornish clotted cream, Whitstable oysters and Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

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