The European Commission has approved the registration of eight new product names from 5 EU countries as Geographical Indications (GIs).

Registration as a GI gives wide protection to the registered names, functioning as an intellectual property right for products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

The eight products added are:

  • ‘Zagorski puran’, turkey from the Croatian Zagorje breed
  • ‘Poulet de l’Ardèche’/‘Chapon de l'Ardèche’, free-range chickens and capons
  • ‘Pintade de l’Ardèche’, guinea fowl bred outdoors
  • ‘Soumaintrain’, a soft cheese
  • ‘Sel de Salies-de-Béarn’, salt
  • ‘Allgäuer Sennalpkäse’, a hard cheese
  • 'Fogaça da Feira', a sweet bun with a flavour and aroma of lemon and cinnamon
  • 'Gall del Penedès’, chickens of the traditional Penedesenca breed


For more information, access the European Commission’s press release here.