Protected food name: Devon cider

An application for Devon cider under the EU protected food name scheme. Defra has concluded this application doesn't satisfy the requirements of the scheme.


28 November 2018: Decision letter

Protected food names: Devon cider

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This document provides detail on a food product from the UK, Devon cider, which was being considered under the EU protected food names scheme.

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


Following the formal application and consultation process, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (‘Defra’) as Competent Authority for the scheme in the UK have now carefully considered all the information relevant to the application. It has been concluded that the application does not satisfy the requirements of the scheme and it is not appropriate to forward the application to the Commission.

If you disagree with this decision you may submit an appeal to Defra by midnight on the 18 December 2018.

Appeals should be emailed to and will be considered by an appropriate official not directly involved in the original application. They will consider any new information provided before confirming or amending the decision.

Published 31 July 2014
Last updated 5 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the decision letter that sets out that this application does not meet the requirements for pursuing a geographical indication for Devon cider.
  2. Added the latest product specification.
  3. First published.