White Fish: Origin Marking

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Shadow Minister (Housing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to protect the status of Great Grimsby smoked haddock after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Traditional Grimsby Smoked Fish has rightly been recognised as a Protected Food Name which celebrates the traditional method of production, local provenance and the skills of those involved. Countries outside the EU are already able to participate in the EU's Protected Food Name scheme when selling onto the EU market. In addition, the EU rules that currently govern the enforcement of Protected Food Names will be placed on a UK legal basis through the EU Withdrawal Bill. The UK will continue to abide by WTO rules on the protection of geographical indications globally.

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