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Commission takes Denmark to court over illegal use of Feta name

Christian Fernsby |
The European Commission has taken Denmark to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for exporting white cheese labelled as Feta to non-EU countries as Feta is a Protected Designation of Origin Cheese of Greece.

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Topics: DENMARK    COURT    FETA   

Denmark-based companies continue to produce and direct the cheese in direct breech of EU agricultural laws with the Danish government “failing ot prevent or stop” the practice.

The European Commission warned Denmark that “this conduct not only violates current EU law, but it is also likely to frustrate the ongoing negotiations between the European Union and third countries for the conclusion of bilateral agreements that ensure the protection of European PDOs and the promotion of EU quality products outside the EU.”