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Threat Of International Pasty War Recedes

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7:05am 7th January 2015

A plan that could have meant Cornish pasties from Colorado looks like it is being dropped.

At the moment only those made in the Duchy are allowed to label themselves "Cornish".

But officials hinted they could relax the rules as part of a European trade deal with the States.

It is after a battle by producers in Cornwall to win geographical indication in 2011, a status that protects them from imitations.

Marion Symonds runs Portreath bakery. She said: "We've got to keep it because it's taken a long time to get it. For Cornwall, the amount of pasties made here needs to continue. We don't want anyone else jeopardising that for bakers.

"We've got the proper Cornish pasty, the traditional Cornish pasty - it's where it all began. The history began here and the history should stay here."

Daniel Rosario, a European Commission spokesman for trade, agriculture and rural development, said: “The Commission is looking to ensure a better protection and a more effective enforcement of that protection for a selected number of EU products in the US market. This is not different from what the EU has already obtained through the bilateral agreement with Canada.

“There’s no question at all of weakening the existing protection for recognised EU products on the EU market.

“We have not agreed - and we will not agree - to reduce the protection of our geographical indications in Europe, thus allowing the importation of products that infringe our intellectual property.”

7:05am 7th January 2015

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