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Protected food name scheme: UK registered products

Full list of UK registered products under the protected food name scheme.

The EU protected food name scheme highlights regional and traditional foods whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed.

Under this system, a named food or drink registered at a European level, will be given legal protection against imitation throughout the EU.

Products registered under this system must include the EU logo that applies to your food product on the food label.

There are 88 protected food names in the UK, including food products, wine, beers, ciders, spirit drinks and wool.

(Each of the following lists is in alphabetical order.)

Changes after 31 January 2020 and consultations

You can read the outcome of 2 consultations on:

  • improving enforcement to protect food names
  • creating replacement UK schemes for geographical indications (GI)

Beer

Bread, pastry, cakes, confectionery, biscuits and other bakers wares

Cheeses

Ciders

Cream

Fresh fish, molluscs and crustaceans and products derived from them

Fresh meat and offal

Fruit, vegetables and cereals

Meat products

Spirit drinks

If you produce or market a spirit drink with a protected Geographical Indication (GI) in the EU, you must follow the requirements set out in the product’s technical file.

You must also apply to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for verification under the Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme.

Wine

In 2008, EU legislation came into force which provides for a system for the protection of wine names by quality or a geographical basis. The scheme highlights the quality and regional character of wines whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed.

Under this system wine registered at a European level will be given legal protection against imitation throughout the EU.This provides wine producers who register their wines for protection the benefit of having a raised awareness of their wine throughout Europe and the rest of the World.

Wool

Other products

Published 15 January 2014
Last updated 7 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include Ayrshire New Potatoes/Ayrshire Earlies as this is now a registered product as of 10/07/2019.

  2. Added the Vale of Clwyd Denbigh Plum as it is now a registered product, as of 19/02/2019.

  3. Updated consultations section.

  4. Updated to include links to current consultations and the technical notice on EU exit.

  5. Added Lough Neagh Pollan as it is now a registered product.

  6. Added Traditional Welsh Caerphilly/Traditional Welsh Caerffili to the list of registered products.

  7. Added Darnibole wine to the list of registered products.

  8. Updated as Welsh Perry and Welsh Cider are now registered products.

  9. Added Welsh Laverbread to the list of registered products.

  10. Updated to reflect that London smoked cure salmon is now a UK registered product under the protected food name scheme.

  11. Added West Wales Coracle Caught Sewin as it has been accepted and registered.

  12. Updated as West Wales coracle caught salmon has been given PGI status.

  13. Added traditionally reared pedigree Welsh pork to the list because it has now been given Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) status.

  14. Updated to reflect that Vale of Evesham Asparagus is now a UK registered product under the protected food name scheme.

  15. Added Carmarthen ham and Conwy Mussels to list of UK registered products under the protected food name scheme.

  16. Added links to spirit drinks protected food names.

  17. New labelling regulations come into force on 4 January, added link to details on the new rules.

  18. Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop added to the cheeses collection

  19. Added link to Google map.

  20. First published.