NEW ZEALAND: Fonterra chief slams geographical protection of cheese names
Fonterra chief Craig Norgate has told the International Dairy Federation (IDF) Conference in Paris that the geographical protection of cheese names was "spiralling into absurdity". Several countries in the EU have made moves to prohibit the use of names for cheese produced outside the specific region of origination. Italy wants to outlaw the use of the name parmesan to sell any cheese not produced in Parma, while Greece wants a similar protection for feta.
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