Geographically Protected Foods APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote and protect the British foods that have shaped and built our culture and communities, and in particular to strengthen and defend the geographical indicator designation.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Geographically Protected Foods

1. Protected food name: Fal oysters (PDO)
09/06/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Protected food name: Fal oysters (PDO) The specification for Fal oysters, a protected food

2. Protected food name: Scottish farmed salmon (PGI)
09/06/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Guidance Protected food name: Scottish farmed salmon (PGI) The specification

3. Protected food name: Exmoor Blue cheese
26/11/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Guidance Protected food name: Exmoor Blue cheese The specification for Exmoor

4. Protected food name: Forfar bridies
19/02/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Guidance Protected food name: Forfar bridies Detail on a food product from

5. Written Evidence: Prof. Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham) and Julian Hosking (Member of UK PGR Group and former member of UK FAnGR Committee) (AB48)
27/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: be sustainably conserved, both in situ (e.g. protected area and on-farms) and ex situ (e.g. in gene banks)

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Recent Speeches related to Geographically Protected Foods

1. Welsh Food: Protected Status
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered Welsh food and protected status.Môn Mam Cymru translates to “Anglesey - Speech Link
2: year the Vale of Clwyd Denbigh plum was awarded protected designation of origin status. [Hon. Members: “Hear - Speech Link
3: I fully agree with her on the importance of protected indicators. A few applications for Welsh produce - Speech Link

2. Japan Free Trade Agreement
14/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: meaning that Scotch whisky will be even better protected in the Japan market.The hon. Gentleman - Speech Link
2: the all-party parliamentary group on geographically protected foods. Will my right hon. Friend kindly set - Speech Link
3: clotted cream are to be protected, along with many other geographically protected British products. Can - Speech Link

3. Business of the House
23/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: home to not one, not two, but three geographically protected foods. Indeed, Somerset boasts its own Somerset - Speech Link

4. Places for Growth: DEFRA Office (Melton)
19/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: country.DEFRA is actually already highly geographically dispersed owing to our operating model. Our - Speech Link

5. Exiting the European Union (Food and Agriculture)
19/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: ensuring that there is minimal disruption to novel foods, feed additives and other regulated products collectively - Speech Link
2: animal health and, crucially public confidence are protected. The EU law governing GM food and feed provides - Speech Link
3: our disposal to make sure that standards are protected and we are not therefore left at a competitive - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Geographically Protected Foods
1. Arla Foods
asked by: Hilary Benn
19/11/2020
... what discussions he has had with Arla on the relocation of its production capacity to the UK in the event of tariffs being charged on dairy products by the UK and the EU.

2. Infant Foods
asked by: Fleur Anderson
11/01/2021
... what stepss he is taking to ensure that baby banks and food banks are being provided with clear and effective guidance to facilitate the provision of formula milk to vulnerable infants who cannot safely be fed any other food.

3. Infant Foods
asked by: Kim Johnson
11/01/2021
... what information his Department holds on whether the provision of first infant formula milk to formula fed babies at (a) baby and (b) food banks across the UK complies with relevant regulatory requirements.

4. Infant Foods
asked by: Alison Thewliss
25/02/2021
... what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government's preparedness for infant feeding provision in emergencies.

5. Infant Foods
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
03/03/2021
... if he will ensure that baby/food banks are able to provide first infant formula for formula-fed babies in need.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Alicia Kearns Portrait
Alicia Kearns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Rutland and Melton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Ruth Edwards Portrait
Ruth Edwards
Co-Chair
Conservative - Rushcliffe
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Portrait
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Fay Jones Portrait
Fay Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Tyler Portrait
Lord Tyler
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alicia Kearns MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: alicia.kearns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Connor MacDonald, Office of Alicia Kearns MP, Palace of Westminster, Norman Shaw North Building, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8284

Email: connor.macdonald@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Geographically Protected Foods APPG

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