The Cornish Pasty Association has today made a statement supporting Britain remaining in the European Union.
The Association, made up of Cornish pasty producers of all sizes from across Cornwall, has been asked numerous times about the impact of a possible exit from the EU on the protection of the Cornish pasty name.
The Association’s board recently decided that, after working so hard for so many years to gain recognition for the Cornish pasty through the EU Protected Food Names scheme, it would be wholly inappropriate for it to support anything that could potentially impact on that status.
The Protected Food Names scheme is designed to protect regional foods that have a specific quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that area. It acts like a Trade Mark and stops manufacturers from outside of a region copying a regional product and selling it as that regional product.