Protected food name: Gower Salt Marsh Lamb

Detail on a food product from the UK, Gower Salt Marsh Lamb, which is being considered under the EU protected food names scheme.


Reasoned statement of opposition form

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The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on an application the Welsh Government has received to register the name “Gower Salt Marsh Lamb” as a Protected Designation of Origin.

Before a decision can be made by Defra on whether to forward the application to the European Commission for the next stage of the process, we are required to consult on applications seeking registration of product names in order to give interested parties within the UK an opportunity to comment on or object to the application.

Responding to this consultation

If you wish to comment or object to the product specification, you should make your intention known to by 4 January 2019.

If your comment/objection is found to be admissible, you will then have until midnight on the 1 March 2019 to complete the Reasoned Statement of Opposition form and send to

Please note that objections must include your legitimate interest in the proposal and specify the grounds on which it is based with reasons and justification for the opposition, giving evidence where necessary. Read guidance on what constitutes as an admissible objection as laid down in Article 10 of the Council Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012.

After consultation

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence. This will help us reach a decision on the final product specification seeking registration and in determining the applications suitability for the scheme.

Published 7 December 2018