Quorn Foods has said it is in talks with the UK’s Trading Standards to change the name of its Cornish-Style Pasties after being rapped for flouting an EU law.

Parent company Marlow Foods was told by North Yorkshire Trading Standards to change the name of its pasty range, which it said contravenes an EU law introduced last July that means only pasties produced in Cornwall containing specified ingredients, can use that name.

A spokesperson for Quorn Foods said: “We are in dialogue with Trading Standards and we are in the process of amending the name of Quorn Cornish Style Pasty for all future packaging of the product. This is in accordance with PGI status rules and is a step we are taking, just as some other brands/companies are.”

Quorn’s Cornish Style Pasties are listed in Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons.

It is understood to be the first time a nationwide brand has been rapped for using a product name that suggested a link to a product that holds a protected food name.