GP FOOD REPORT – 2022
Untapped Potential: Protected Food and Drink Name Policy in the United Kingdom
PARLIAMENT LAUNCHES LANDMARK REPORT ON FUTURE OF UNITED KINGDOM’S GEOGRAPHICALLY PROTECTED FOODS
The APPG is proud to present its new report on the future of Geographically Protected Foods and Drinks and will be launching a search for new products worthy of that status.
Our report, Untapped Potential: Protected Food and Drink Name Policy in the United Kingdom, makes 38 recommendations to the Government and is the first report in the UK to identify best practices from around the world.
As a significant intervention by parliamentarians to deliver improvements on the future of UKGI policy in every nation of the United Kingdom, the report provides 38 recommendations covering three broad areas:
- Making GIs work for producers
- Expanding the recognition of GIs with consumers
- Building a stronger food brand at home and abroad
One of the main conclusions of the report is that more needs to be done to identify new GIs. As such, the APPG will launch a national search for Britain’s next Geographically Protected Foods.
The APPG also calls for the Government to launch a significant marketing and publicity campaign to boost the profile of GIs domestically and internationally and expand the opportunities available for producers who want to become GI producers and for producers who are already GI producers.
There is so much untapped potential here in the UK when it comes to food and drink. Let’s unleash it.
Alicia Kearns MP, Chair of the APPG said:
“As an MP with three Geographical Indications in my constituency, the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Rutland Bitter and Stilton Cheese, I have seen first-hand the extraordinary effort, care and indeed love that goes in to making some of the UK’s finest products.
We have a once-in-a-generation chance to re-define our food and drink policy, to promote our local industries, support the best of our culinary heritage, and further create good paying jobs in the agriculture, food and drink manufacturing sectors.”
Please find the Report below in PDF form: