Fears that the Cornish pasty could fall victim to international imposters following a new trade deal with America have been allayed.
Concerns were raised when Germany warned that the EU would not be able to uphold laws protecting regional foods under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed free trade agreement with the US.
However Christian Schmidt, the German agriculture minister, later clarified his statements, stating he wanted to protect the labels. An EU spokesman confirmed that Europe would not allow existing protection for recognised products to be weakened.
The Cornish pasty has had protected status since 2011.