Application of Logos
Where the PGI logo(s) are displayed on the website, this means that the individual producer has gone through the rigorous verification process and their applicable products have been assessed as genuine Cornish Pasties. Although other products may fulfil the necessary criteria, they have not been officially assessed and granted PGI accreditation.
What is PGI Protection
PGI stands for Protected Geographical Indication and protects products which have close traditional ties to a specific geographic location. PGI protection guarantees a product’s characteristics or reputation, authenticity and origin. It protects the product name from misuse or imitation. In the UK these PGI's are protected by the UK's PGI status, similarly these products are protected in the EU by its European PGI counterpart.
The New UK PGI Protection
Superseding the EU PGI, the new UK PGI framework now provides the legal protection to the name Cornish Pasty and stops inferior products or imitations being passed off as genuine Cornish pasties.
Under the protection, producers of pasties are unable to call their product a ‘Cornish Pasty’ until it has been verified and certified as meeting the strict guidelines necessary to claim authenticity under the UK PGI.
For further information on the UK PGI Protection schemes please visit Gov.co.uk – UK PGI
EU PGI Protection
Prior to the EU transition and the introduction of the UK's own PGI, the Cornish Pasty was legally protected by the EU PGI in much the same way that it is now with the UK's.
For further information on the protected status of the Cornish Pasty please visit Gov.co.uk - EU PGI
Working in Partnership with Cornwall Trading Standards
To ensure we provide the best customer experience we aim to provide a website you can have total confidence in. To ensure our standards we are continually working in partnership with the Cornwall Trading Standards department to ensure accuracy and clarity throughout the site and ensure that the PGI protections of the Cornish Pasty are upheld and displayed clearly throughout.