The European Commission today added the names "Kiełbasa myśliwska" and "Kiełbasa jałowcowa", two Polish sausages, to the list of "traditional specialities guaranteed" (TSG).
TGS are, together with protected geographical indications (PGI) and protected designations of origin (PDO), the cornerstones of the EU agricultural quality policy that aims at promoting production of quality products and supporting rural development.
Contrary to PGIs and PDOs, "traditional specialities guaranteed" do not refer to the origin of the product but highlight the traditional character, either in the composition or means of production.
This registration will not prevent other producers from using the name of the meat products, even if they do not follow the specifications approved. However, producers using a different recipe would not be allowed to use the TSG label.
The two names are added to the list of about 30 already existing TSGs.