The first forum on UK Protected Food Names took place earlier this week, to help UK producers make the most of their protected names; to explain the benefits and to make the best use of the official logos to promote their products.
Held at Westminster Kingsway College in London, the keynote speaker, Dan Rogerson, MP for North Cornwall, talked about the importance of supporting Britain's quality food producers and communicating the Protected Food Name (PFN) attributes.
David Heath, minister of state for agriculture and food also spoke via video about the benefit of PFNs through export, and said: "Exports are really important to the British economy and I want to make sure that we take every opportunity to push the need for British exports and top quality British products on the shelves of the retailers across the world."
The conference organised by the Dialogue Agency also included speakers from the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association and UK PFN Association, the British Cheese Board and Stilton Makers' Association.
UK PFN producers provided products for a tasting session and lunch, showcasing produce from many suppliers including: Selsey Lobster; Lough Neagh Eels; Newmarket Sausage; Isle of Man Queenies; Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb and English Wines.
Dishes were prepared and presented by the students at Westminster Kingsway College.
For more information on the day visit www.dialogueagency.com