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European Commission Daily News 4th Feb

Agriculture: Commission approves two new geographical indications from France and Croatia

The European Commission has approved the application for the inclusion of “Périgord walnut oil” from France in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO) and of “Rudarska greblica” from Croatia in the register of protected geographical indications (IGP). “Périgord walnut oil” is a virgin oil, first pressing, obtained only by mechanical process. The main characteristic of “Périgord walnut oil” lies in the use of quality walnuts from traditional local varieties: Marbot, Corne, Grandjean and Franquette. It also lies in obtaining an oil with a good aromatic balance and delicate and fruity aromas that are very present. “Rudarska greblica” is a product made from a thin dough that is spread by hand and then baked, and is garnished with fresh cow cheese. Ground nuts, spinach, chard, nettles, leeks, mint and grated yellow carrots can also be added to the cheese. The “Rudarska greblica” owes its name to a traditional tool called “greblica”, which was used to rekindle the embers of the bread oven in the dwellings of the miners, since the shape of this cake was similar to the shape of this tool. The “Rudarska greblica”, which has become the “trademark” of the locality of Rude, in the north of Croatia, has contributed to the development of tourism in this locality. These new names will join 1507 already protected food products, the list of which is available in the eAmbrosia database. For more information, see also the pages on quality policy.

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