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Stornoway Black Pudding gains protected status

It’s not that long ago since we noted the final stage of granting protected status to Stornoway Black Pudding had been reached, with the final award being a month or two away – but the wait is over, barely three weeks later.

Stornoway Black Pudding has now joined food such as the Arbroath Smokie, and been granted legal protection by inclusion in the EU register of Protected Geographical Indicators (PGI), making it illegal to copy the recipe, produce it elsewhere, and claim the imitation is the genuine product.

The status means it can only be described as Stornoway Black Pudding if it is produced in the town or parish of Stornoway on Lewis, and follows a campaign led by four island butchers and Rhoda Grant MSP.

The campaign to have this status granted began back in 2008, after it was found that the product had been ripped-off by others, who were making something similar, and then labelling it as the original.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, is seen manhandling the product during an earlier visit to Stornoway Black Pudding:


May 8, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. OK the photo shows MACEOD of ROPEWORK PARK`s pud

    WHEN “on form” IE BACK to the ORIGINAL recipe, it wins medals.

    For a while he had a guy callled Morrison in chharrge who ggrround EVERYTHING

    iinto a very fine flour and rruined it. I emailed them and my last tasting showed they arre

    better. Also, email requests as to the current status of Morrison hhave not had a reply



    Comment by ken campbell | May 8, 2013

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