Varaždin Cabbage and Slavonian Kulen Receive EU Protection

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Two new Croatian products have received EU protection.

Varaždin cabbage (‘Varaždinsko zelje’) and Slavonian Kulen (‘Slavonski kulen/kulin’) have received designations of origin and protected geographical indications at the EU level, said the Ministry of Agriculture in a statement after the meeting of Agricultural Product Quality Policy Committee at the European Commission, which was held in Brussels on Tuesday.  

The debate and voting on the proposal for the entry of ‘Varaždin Cabbage’ and ‘Slavonian Kulen’ in the Register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications have been held at the Tuesday meeting, reports on October 4. Proposals have been unanimously adopted and the protection status will come into effect once the EU officially announce it in its Official Journal of the European Union.As clarified in the proposal, concerning the name ‘Varaždin Cabbage”, for the seeds and cabbage products that are produced outside the defined geographical area, the use of the name varieties of Varaždin 2 and Varaždin 3 has been allowed on the labels, and without time limit, with a clear indication of the country of origin and without any reference to Croatia.


Other Croatian products which have already been listed in the register include prosciutto from Krk, extra virgin olive oil from Cres, mandarins from Neretva, sour cabbage from Ogulin, kulen from Baranja, potatoes from Lika, prosciutto from Istria, prosciutto from Drniš, Dalmatian prosciutto, soparnik, zeljanik or uljenjak from Poljica, turkey from Zagora, olive oil from Korčula and lamb from Pag.


Excerpts translated from Poslovni Dnevnik

Photos: Ministarstvo poljoprivrede


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