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Croatia Applies for EU Protected Status for 3 Food Products

olive oilVirgin olive oil from the islands of Krk and Šolta, and lamb from the island of Pag could be the next Croatian products given EU protected geographical status…

Croatia’s Ministry of Agriculture have sent a request to the European Commission yesterday to get the three products the protected geographical status.

Prosciutto, or pršut, from the island of Krk (Krčki pršut) was the first Croatian product to be given EU protection status for geographical indications and designations of origin. 17 Croatian products in total have been put forward to the Commission for protection on the European Union market in the last 2 years, including Lika potatoes, Drniš pršut, Ogulin sauerkraut, Dalmatian Marasca cherries, Zagorje turkey, Poljica soparnik, Virovitica pepper, Neretva mandarins, Slavonian kulen, Cres extra virgin olive oil, Dalmatian pršut, Baranja kulen and Varaždin cabbage.

EU protected geographical status helps protect product names from misuse and imitation and helps consumers by giving them information concerning the specific character of the products.

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