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French caviar farms eagerly await EU certificate of origin

Caviar
Seafood
France
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Published Dec 28, 2023

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Aquitaine farms are anticipating receiving an EU certificate of origin for their caviar after a decade of lobbying. This certificate will protect their product from misuse or imitation, ensuring buyers of its true origin and quality. French producers hope this certification will help them compete with the dominant Chinese market and emphasize their commitment to sustainability and quality.
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After a decade of lobbying, Aquitaine farms are looking forward to their caviar finally receiving an EU certificate of origin in the new year. According to the European Union, “geographical indications” protect products from misuse or imitation of the registered name and assure buyers of their true origin. “We have nothing to hide,” says Laurent Dulot, managing director of Aquitaine’s largest farm in Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde, which produces 20 tons of fish eggs a year. He and his fellow producers hope that an EU certificate of origin will allow them to stand out in a market currently dominated by China and riddled with opaque labeling. “We're going to ensure full traceability – provenance, environmental responsibility and sustainability, and no genetically modified organisms or antibiotics,” he said. In the run-up to Christmas, French authorities confiscated and destroyed 17 kilograms of caviar, worth about 35,000 euros ($38,000), for failing to comply with health and safety ...
Source: Fishretail
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