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Welsh leeks given Protected Geographical Indication status by government


Welsh leeks are awarded protected status: National emblem of Wales joins list including Melton Mowbray pork pies, Cornish pasties and Stilton cheese

  • Welsh leeks have been awarded a Protected Geographical Indication status
  • Food suppliers Puffin Produce based in Pembrokeshire pushed for the change
  • Traders are now prevented by law from making or selling inferior lookalikes 
  • Welsh leeks are different from others as 40 percent of the stem is a green flag

A leek has been given the same protected status as Cornish pasties, Melton Mowbray pork pies and stilton cheese. 

The Welsh leek has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (GI) status by their government.

Welsh growers wanted the humble leek to be awarded this to boost demand and reputation.

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