Turkey: Chestnut producers in Nazilli defended their geographically marked products against Chinese chestnuts

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Published Dec 29, 2023

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Chestnut producers in Aydın's Nazilli district are defending their geographically marked Aydın chestnut against the Chinese chestnut, as they have received a geographical indication and EU registration. They are upset that Chinese chestnuts are being sold using the names Aydın chestnut and Nazilli chestnut, as they are known as horse chestnuts and are used as animal feed, lacking both taste and use for roasting or in making chestnut candy. Producers and the Nazilli Chamber of Agriculture are demanding that the origin of imported Chinese chestnuts be stated when sold, to prevent confusion with the geographically indicated Aydın chestnut.
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Chestnut producers in Aydın's Nazilli district defended the geographically marked Aydın chestnut against the Chinese chestnut. Producers of the Aydin chestnut, which received a geographical indication in 2013 and an EU registration in 2020, reacted to the use of the names Aydın chestnut and Nazilli chestnut by those selling Chinese chestnuts. Stating that Chinese chestnut is known as horse chestnut and is fed to animals as fodder, the producer and trader stated that Chinese chestnut has no taste and is not used in roasting (kebab) or making chestnut candy because it boils too late and is fiberless. Nazilli Chamber of Agriculture President Yahya Anlıak and Candied Chestnut Producer and Exporter Mustafa Çetin reacted to the sale of imported Chinese chestnuts in the markets using their name as if they were Aydın chestnuts. Expressing that both the producer and the consumer should be protected and explaining the difference between Chinese chestnut and Aydın chestnut, the producer from ...
Source: Iha
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