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Which Norfolk delicacy should the EU recognise?

PUBLISHED: 12:05 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 08 September 2017

File photo dated 02/07/16 of a European Union flag in front of Big Ben, as Cabinet ministers have reportedly been warned that quitting the European customs union risks causing a 4.5% fall in GDP by 2030. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 19, 2016. Pulling out of the agreement could also clog up trade through Britain's ports, economic reports circulated at a Brexit Cabinet committee said, according to the Guardian. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

File photo dated 02/07/16 of a European Union flag in front of Big Ben, as Cabinet ministers have reportedly been warned that quitting the European customs union risks causing a 4.5% fall in GDP by 2030. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 19, 2016. Pulling out of the agreement could also clog up trade through Britain's ports, economic reports circulated at a Brexit Cabinet committee said, according to the Guardian. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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Britain must ensure that European delicacies like Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and Champagne continue to have protected status after Brexit, a Brussels negotiating document states.

Mussel fishing at Morston.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
Mussel fishing at Morston. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The European Union position paper on intellectual property rights said the government should put in place the “necessary domestic legislation” so the products continue to enjoy protected status after the UK’s expected exit in March 2019.

But while Italian Parma ham and French Champagne benefit from this status, along with Cornish clotted cream and Jersey Royal spuds, very few delicacies from East Anglia make it on the list.

Newmarket sausages and Fenland celery have made the cut but should Morston mussels, Cromer crab and Norfolk black turkeys join them?

How about the Bacchus wine produced by Winbirri Vineyards which was named one of the top white wines in the world or Colman’s Mustard?

Cromer crab. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYCromer crab. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Which of these Norfolk foods do you think we should ask the EU to add to its list post-Brexit?



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