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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 86 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.)

Beer

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

Cheeses

  1. Protected food name: Beacon Fell traditional Lancashire cheese (PDO)

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  2. Protected food name: Bonchester cheese (PDO)

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  3. Protected food name: Buxton Blue cheese

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  4. Protected food name: Dorset Blue cheese (PGI)

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  5. Protected food name: Dovedale cheese (PDO)

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  6. Protected food name: Exmoor Blue cheese

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  7. Protected food name: Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar (PGI)

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  8. Protected food name: Single Gloucester (PDO)

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  9. Protected food name: Staffordshire cheese (PDO)

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  10. Protected food name: Stilton Blue cheese (PDO)

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  11. Protected food name: Stilton white cheese (PDO)

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  12. Protected food name: Swaledale cheese (PDO)

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  13. Protected food name: Swaledale ewes cheese (PDO)

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  14. Protected food name: Teviotdale cheese (PGI)

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  15. Protected food name: Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese (PGI)

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  16. Protected food name: traditional Welsh Caerphilly/traditional Welsh Caerffili

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  17. Protected food name: West Country Farmhouse Cheddar cheese (PDO)

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  18. Protected food name: Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese (PGI)

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Ciders

Cream

Fresh fish, molluscs and crustaceans and products derived there from

  1. Protected food name: Arbroath Smokies (PGI)

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  2. Protected food name: Conwy mussels (PDO)

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  3. Protected food name: Cornish sardines

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  4. Protected food name: Fal oysters (PDO)

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  5. Protected food name: Isle of Man Queenies (PDO)

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  6. Protected food name: London cure smoked salmon

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  7. Protected food name: Lough Neagh Eels (PGI)

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  8. Protected food name: Lough Neagh Pollan

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  9. Protected food name: Scottish farmed salmon (PGI)

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  10. Protected food name: Scottish wild salmon (PGI)

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  11. Protected food name: Traditional Grimsby smoked fish (PGI)

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  12. Protected food name: West Wales coracle caught salmon

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  13. Protected food name: West Wales coracle caught sewin

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  14. Protected food name: Whitstable oysters (PGI)

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Fresh meat and offal

  1. Protected food name: Isle of Man Manx Loaghtan lamb (PDO)

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  2. Protected food name: Lakeland Herdwick meat (PDO)

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  3. Protected food name: Orkney beef (PDO)

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  4. Protected food name: Orkney lamb (PDO)

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  5. Protected food name: Scotch beef (PGI)

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  6. Protected food name: Scotch lamb (PGI)

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  7. Protected food name: Shetland lamb (PDO)

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  8. Protected food name: traditional farm fresh turkey

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  9. Protected food name: traditionally farmed Gloucestershire old spots pork (TSG)

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  10. Protected food name: traditionally reared pedigree Welsh pork

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  11. Protected food name: Welsh beef (PGI)

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  12. Protected food name: Welsh lamb (PGI)

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  13. Protected food name: West Country beef (PGI)

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  14. Protected food name: West Country lamb (PGI)

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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; therefore, providing 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 23 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Lough Neagh Pollan as it is now a registered product.
  2. Added Traditional Welsh Caerphilly/Traditional Welsh Caerffili to the list of registered products.
  3. Added Darnibole wine to the list of registered products.
  4. Updated as Welsh Perry and Welsh Cider are now registered products.
  5. Added Welsh Laverbread to the list of registered products.
  6. Updated to reflect that London smoked cure salmon is now a UK registered product under the protected food name scheme.
  7. Added West Wales Coracle Caught Sewin as it has been accepted and registered.
  8. Updated as West Wales coracle caught salmon has been given PGI status.
  9. Added traditionally reared pedigree Welsh pork to the list because it has now been given Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) status.
  10. Updated to reflect that Vale of Evesham Asparagus is now a UK registered product under the protected food name scheme.
  11. Added Carmarthen ham and Conwy Mussels to list of UK registered products under the protected food name scheme.
  12. Added links to spirit drinks protected food names.
  13. New labelling regulations come into force on 4 January, added link to details on the new rules.
  14. Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop added to the cheeses collection
  15. Added link to Google map.
  16. First published.