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Canada’s Short-Sighted GI Decision in Trade Agreement Bites the United States

The European Union and Canada signed a long-pending trade agreement on October 30 that doubles EU access to the Canadian cheese market and establishes geographical indications restricting use of multiple generic cheese names. The GIs grandfathered in current generic term users but requires newer users to label their products things like “feta-type” or “similar to […]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 Many of the cheese names we use have become protected GIs in Europe, despite the fact that these names were established here for more than a century as generic names… image description — Argentine Dairy Industry Federation