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Mercosur Governments Must Rebuff EU’s Efforts at Economic Colonialism, Stand with Local Producers and Trade Partners To Protect Common Food Names

Protecting Common Names like Parmesan, Chorizo, and Wine Terms Must Be a Priority….  Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay must protect the interests of their local food producers and respect current international standards by rebuffing European Union (EU) efforts to confiscate common food and beverage names. This was the message sent to the Mercosur nations yesterday by […]Read More »

Pan American Dairy Federation Issues Resolution Condemning EU’s Aggressive GI Practices

CCFN worked with the Pan American Dairy Federation (FEPALE) last week to safeguard the interests of common food name users across the Latin American region. Those efforts resulted in a strong resolution rejecting the EU’s aggressive stance regarding the treatment of geographical indications (GIs), a topic of increasing relevance across major Latin American markets as […]Read More »

EU Spoils 10-Year Anniversary of Final Codex Cheese Standards by Turning Its Back on Them: New GI Approved for Generic Name

In an aggressive new push by the European Union (EU) on geographical indications (GIs), the EU today tossed overboard its commitment to international standards by confirming its approval in today’s EU Official Journal a new GI that grants Denmark sole use of a common cheese name: “danbo”. Unlike other GI registrations, “danbo” already holds the […]Read More »

CCFN Urges Mexico and Japan to Reject EU Attempts to Confiscate Generic Meat, Cheese, Wine Names on EU’s GI Lists

…Mozzarella, Feta, Bologna and Salami Among Generic Terms at Risk… The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) this week insisted that Mexico and Japan protect the interests of its consumers and producers, and maintain a competitive marketplace, by striking several generic names from the lists of geographical indications (GIs) for which the European Union is seeking […]Read More »

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This Makes Sense

This Makes Sense:

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

This Doesn’t Make Sense

This Doesn't Make Sense:

All parmesan cheese must come from Italy

image description As we work to introduce more people around the world to our great cheeses, we need to make sure that names with a long history of widespread usage remain open to us. image description — Agri-Mark