The European Commission today added the name
to the list of "traditional specialities guaranteed" (TSG).
TSG 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, including in other Member States, 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 name is added to the list of about 40 already existing TSG.