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News announcement20 June 2022Representation in Cyprus1 min read

Agriculture: Commission approves two new geographical indications and one traditional speciality guaranteed, from Portugal and Turkey

The Commission has approved today the addition of ‘Maranho da Sertã' in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and of ‘Sopa da Pedra de Almeirim' as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG), from Portugal.

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The Commission also approved today the addition of ‘Giresun Tombul Fındığı' from Turkey in the register of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). ‘Maranho da Sertã' is a sausage exclusively produced in the Sertã municipality, central Portugal. The sausage is made using a goat or sheep stomach and is stuffed with goat or sheep meat, rice, mint, pork fat and ham. ‘Sopa da Pedra de Almeirim' is a thick and chunky soup, owing to the presence of ingredients such as beans, potatoes and sausages. These physical characteristics serve as the inspiration for the dish's name, as they are reminiscent of the stones that pave oldest streets of the Portugese city of Almeirim. ‘Giresun Tombul Fındığı' is a Turkish type of premium hazelnut grown in various municipalities of the Giresun and Trabzon provinces, close to the Black Sea. Growing of hazelnuts in the Giresun and Trabzon provinces dates back to ancient times. The list of all protected geographical indications can be found in the eAmbrosia database. More information online on quality schemes and in our GIView portal.


Publication date
20 June 2022
Representation in Cyprus