Products with Protected Designations of Origin
Products with Protected Geographical Indications
Timoleague Brown Pudding
Clare Island Salmon
Connemara Hill Lamb
"Irish Salmon" Protected Geographical Indication Application
"Irish Salmon" is the name given to farmed fresh fish of the anadromous species Salmo salar also known as Atlantic salmon. This PGI does not cover wild salmon. "Irish Salmon" has bluish coloured scales and the conformation and body shape typical of wild Atlantic Salmon. The use of the name "Irish Salmon" applies only to superior grade salmon certified to the Irish Quality Salmon (IQS) Scheme or equivalent.
In 2012, a national objection procedure was been initiated where anyone with a legitimate interest could examine and lodge an objection to the application of “Irish Salmon”. Interested parties were given have a period of 12 weeks ending on 9 October 2012 to submit their objections in writing to DAFM.
The application has been examined and modified to reflect the results of the consultation and was submitted to the Commission on the 30 August 2013.
- Irish Salmon Single Document (pdf 116Kb)
- Irish Salmon Specification (pdf 159Kb)
- Objection Procedure (pdf 28Kb)
- DAFM Decision (pdf 213Kb)
- UK Decision (pdf 160Kb)
"Waterford Blaa"/ "Blaa" Protected Geographical Indication Application
The product covered by the Waterford Blaa/The Blaa/Blaa Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is a soft doughy white bread roll clearly identified by the white floury top on the product and is made from preservative free strong bakers flour, table salt, compressed yeast, dough conditioner and water.
A national objection procedure was initiated in 2011, where anyone with a legitimate interest could examine and lodge an objection to the application of "Waterford Blaa" / "Blaa". The application was examined and modified to reflect the results of the consultation and was submitted to the Commission on the 1st of March 2012. Following dialogue with the Commission the document was amended and a further objection period took place.
The Commission scrutinised the application, checking that it was justified and met the conditions of the scheme. The Commission considered that the conditions laid down in the Regulations are fulfilled, and published the application in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 15th May 2013. The authorities of a Member State or of a third country, or a natural or legal person having a legitimate interest and established in a third country could lodge a notice of opposition with the Commission within three months from the date of publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1164/2013 of 7 November 2013 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications [Waterford Blaa/Blaa (PGI)] was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Tuesday 19th of November 2013
- Waterford Blaa Specification (pdf 211Kb)
- Objection Procedure (pdf 28Kb)
- DAFM Decision (Waterford Blaa) (pdf 406Kb)
- Publication on Official Journal of the European Union (pdf 711Kb)
- Changes in line with Registration of Waterford Blaa as PGI 19/11/2013 (pdf 700Kb)
There are more than 1000 names of agricultural products registered as PDO/PGI across the EU. The register of these names and indications is maintained centrally by the European Commission.
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