A consultation on an application to register the name "Forfar Bridie" as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) under the EU Protected Food Name (PFN) Scheme

Closed 18 Aug 2016

Opened 26 May 2016

Results Updated 22 Mar 2019

We have examined the application for this proposal to register the name 'Forfar Bridie' as a Protected Geographical Indication under the EU Protected Food Name scheme. 

We have carried out a national consultation and are satisfied that all concerns raised have been addressed. There are no outstanding objections relating to this application. The product specification has been amended taking on board comments from those who had a particular interest or concern. 

We are content that the application meets the criteria for the scheme, therefore, we formally handed the application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to take forward with the European Commission.

The European Commission is in receipt of the application which is currently undergoing their scrutiny. The next step will be for the Commission to publish the application in the Official Journal commencing a three month EU wide consultation – all applications are currently subject to EU consultation as well as national consultation in order to give interested parties outwith the UK an opportunity to oppose.

If no opposition is lodged at EU level then the product name is then entered into the EU register of protected names.  If, however, valid objections are received at this point then the affected Member States have three months in which to resolve the matter bilaterally.  If no acceptable resolution can be reached then the final decision on registering the product is taken by the EU Standing Committee meeting.

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Overview

This is a consultation on an application for Forfar Bridie to gain Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. PGI is a designation of the EU Protected Food Name scheme, which highlights regional and traditional foods whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed through an independent inspection system.

 

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Why We Are Consulting

The application is being sent out to consultation, in order to seek comments, queries or objections from interested bodies.
 

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Farming and Rural