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Dairy Industry Applauds U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue’s Commitment to Protect Common Names; Perdue Points at GIs as Trade Barriers

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed appreciation for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s denunciation of geographical indications (GIs) as trade barriers. During recent meetings with European agriculture and trade officials, Secretary Perdue made it clear that the […]Read More »

CCFN Cheers Common Name Protections in Phase One China Deal

(Washington D.C.) The Consortium for Common Food Names commends the Administration for its accomplishments in Phase One trade agreement between the United States and China, which creates safeguards regarding market access for generic or common-name products. CCFN, together with its members, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the National Milk Producers Federation, worked extensively with […]Read More »

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Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese must come from Italy's Parma region

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All parmesan cheese must come from Italy

image description We fully support efforts by the Consortium to protect the right to continue marketing… products using the common names by which they’ve always been known. image description — American Meat Institute