Date lodged: 2 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which Scottish foods have protected geographical indication under EU law, and what estimates it has made of the revenue impact should this protected status be lost.
Answered by: Michael Russell 16 November 2016
Scotland currently has 14 products that are registered under the EU Protected Food Name Scheme:-
Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese
Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar
Stornoway Black Pudding
Scottish Wild Salmon
Scottish Farmed Salmon
Native Shetland Wool
We are looking at all options for ensuring the continued protection of Geographical Indications, including protected food names, and are in discussion with the current holders to determine the potential impact of any change to their status.