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halcyon days
28 Dec 13 21:51
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Greggs the baker is being forced to change the name of its best-selling Cornish pasty under new EU laws because the product contains peas and carrots.

The new rules mean manufacturers must follow the traditional recipe of beef, potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning, if they wish to use the name.

Despite being one of the company's most popular products, Greggs have announced they will change their version to the beef and vegetable pasty in alignment with restrictions.

It's the end of The Empire !   Silly
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Report halcyon days December 28, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
Cornish pasties were awarded PGI status in 2011 after a lengthy campaign by the Cornish Pasty Association to see their delicacy's name protected.

Protected Geographical Indication status prevents anything that is made outside the designated region from using the traditional name.

A Greggs spokesperson said this morning: 'Our great tasting Cornish pasties are available throughout the country, subject to customer demand.

'The name will change in 2014 because Cornish Pasties have achieved PGI status.'
Report halcyon days December 28, 2013 9:53 PM GMT

Prigs Gone Insane
Report metro john December 29, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
I wonder will Fish and chips have the same problem?(who got the copyrights)Laugh
Report dave1357 December 29, 2013 10:21 AM GMT
Another fish caught in the Daily Fail net.
Report aberdonia December 29, 2013 10:28 AM GMT
Greggs food is bloody disgusting.
Report blackbarn December 29, 2013 10:41 AM GMT
I think this is very good newsHappy.  The PGI/PDO legislation is one of the best things to come out of the EUDevil

It means you get what it says on the packet, it comes from where it is supposed to and contains what it is supposed to.

Cornish Pasty, Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Cornish Sardines, Cornish Clotted Cream, Whitstable Oysters, Stilton, Herefordshire Cider etc etc
Report THE-GHOST-OF-DICKIE-BIRD December 29, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
^^ eye agreeCool
Report aberdonia December 29, 2013 10:48 AM GMT
I always look at labeling before buying food.

Wonder what goes in a greggs sausage roll?

Is it apparent when buying?
Report Dr Gonzo December 29, 2013 11:48 AM GMT
The PGI/PDO legislation is one of the best things to come out of the EU

Report saddo December 29, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
It is dearly loved by TV duo Wallace and Gromit and famous the world over, and now Wensleydale cheese has been awarded official protection by the European Union.
The newly conferred status means no other cheese-maker outside the designated area can produce a cheese and call it Yorkshire Wensleydale.
The maker of the crumbly delicacy, the Yorkshire Dales-based Wensleydale Creamery, has finally won its long campaign for Protected Geographical Indication status for its product.
The creamery will now add the PGI symbol to its packaging, reaffirming its true Yorkshire credentials and helping shoppers differentiate it from cheeses made in other counties.
David Hartley, managing director of The Wensleydale Creamery, said: ''Our heritage and provenance makes Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese taste truly unique and we're delighted this is now officially recognised.

''We'd like to thank everyone for their support for our application, including our dedicated staff at The Creamery, our local community and of course our loyal customers in the UK and around the globe.
''There could be no better early Christmas present for the whole team here and it is a great platform to propel us into 2014.''
Foreign Secretary William Hague, who is also the local MP, said: ''Achieving PGI status means many things for Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.
''It means more international recognition and more awareness of The Wensleydale Creamery, everybody can see this tremendous mark of quality and it commands national and international respect for this great product.
''Above all, it means that to be Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, you really have to be Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.
''For me, there is no greater delicacy in the world than Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and fruitcake.
''It has been great to see the business succeed and grow, especially over the last 20 years. The Wensleydale Creamery has become a great place for visitors to Wensleydale, as a tourist attraction, as well as producing this great range of remarkable cheeses.''
Farming Minister George Eustice added: ''It's great to see Yorkshire Wensleydale join the growing number of British products registered under the protected food names scheme, especially at this time of year when the delicious cheese will be an essential item for the festive family cheeseboard.
''PGIs help to keep traditional recipes alive and make a valuable contribution to the local and national economy.''
Wensleydale cheese was first made by French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region who settled in Yorkshire.
Report halcyon days December 29, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
... ' French Cistercian monks from the Roquefort region who settled in Yorkshire'....

je ne sais quoi  Grin
Report THE-GHOST-OF-DICKIE-BIRD December 29, 2013 5:11 PM GMT

Report cornubia December 30, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
Not new EU rules.
UK producers campaigned for 9 years for product protection.
Cornish Pasty was protected in February 2011.
Greggs must use the correct ingredients and make it in Cornwall to call it a Cornish Pasty. Otherwise it is a Gregg's Pasty and has nothing to do with Cornwall nor the Cornish Pasty.

"Following a nine-year campaign by producers, the Cornish pasty has been given Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status - elevating it to a culinary pedestal alongside Camembert cheese and Parma ham.

From mid-March, only those pasties produced in Cornwall can be called Cornish. An authentic example should have a distinctive "D" shape and be crimped, or folded into a rope-like pattern, on one side - never on top, says Phil Ugalde of the Cornish Pasty Association, which first applied for protected status in 2002.

The rules also state that the filling needs to be "chunky", made up of "mince or chunks of beef with swede, potato and onion and a light seasoning". This is then wrapped in pastry glazed with milk or egg, and then slow-baked.

Additionally, the pastry must be "robust enough to retain its shape throughout the cooking and cooling process without splitting or cracking". The pasty itself should be made up of at least 12.5% meat. No artificial flavourings or additives can be used and all ingredients must go into the pasty raw.

Having been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, a Cornish pasty must have been produced in the county
It should be "D"-shaped, crimped at the side,
Filling of "chunky" beef (making up at least 12.5% of the pasty), swede, potato, onion and a light seasoning - no artificial ingredients. Must go into the oven raw
Pastry glazed with milk or egg and then slow-baked without splitting
Cornish pasty name is protected
'Proper Cornish' pasty protected

In order to earn a PGI designation, the dish could still be baked elsewhere in Britain but would need to have been prepared in Cornwall.

As a result, those produced outside the county, and those with such flavours as lamb and mint, chicken balti and vegetarian will still exist - but these can only be labelled as pasties, not Cornish pasties."
Report chavman December 30, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
they should name a Pudding after hal
Report mange December 30, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
Seems theres no mention of the should be of a flat nature with a large platted crust half way around it...................the field worker would hold the crust (with dirty hands) with the pie facing his mouth..........this cant be done if the pies got a crimped spine to it Tongue Out
Report breadnbutter December 30, 2013 9:28 AM GMT
back in the day they used to close the mines once a month so they could clear out the crust mountains  ,the pit ponies used to go on strike because of  HS reasons and it had to be done by hand .Toxic crusts were then  dumped at sea by the royal navy and thousands of fish died as a result .Laugh
Report mange December 30, 2013 9:40 AM GMT
They recon the mines at lunch the only place that U could keep your chewing gum was under yer foreskin..............this came to light in a medical when a miner had two pieces lodged there.......when the Doctor see this he questioned it......the miner explained that 1 was his best mate ......who was circumcised at an early age............."Dont U think that thats a bit unhygienic" said the Doctor

I guess your right............I should mark mine
Report halcyon days December 30, 2013 9:48 AM GMT
They've named a pudding after you chav...... Nottinghamshire Mess !     Laugh
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