Common food and wine terms – like parmesan, bologna or chateau – are used on thousands of products around the world to accurately guide consumers to foods they know and love. Europe wants to monopolize these terms to unfairly stifle competition. Learn more.
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) and allied organizations commend today’s introduction of the Safeguarding American Value-Added Exports (SAVE) Act to promote the protection of common names in the 2023 Farm Bill.Read More »
ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and a coalition of other dairy stakeholders prevailed in their ongoing battle to protect the right of producers to use generic names in the U.S. market. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth […]Read More »
The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) and Agri-Pulse joined congressional leaders on Capitol Hill today to discuss the efforts by certain trading partners to monopolize common food and beverage names under the guise of deeming them geographical indications.Read More »
As part of celebrating its ten-year anniversary, CCFN spoke with dairy and agriculture media about the importance of defending common food names and pushing back against the EU’s attempts to confiscate generic names from American producers. Read More »
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…
— Argentine Dairy Industry Federation