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My Daily Digest: May 18, 2021

Another case of selective memory If it wasn’t enough that the Australians are staking a claim for the right to call their honey mānuka, news reports now suggest the British are doing the same.

It’s another case of selective memory – there are protections in place in the United Kingdom for a raft of food products including Stilton cheese, Jersey Royal potatoes and Scotch whisky.

There’s good margins to be made for those who produce high-quality mānuka honey and label it as such, so it’s not surprising that everyone wants a piece of the action.

But with New Zealand cheese producers, for instance, facing opposition for their use of terms like halloumi and feta, this area is getting both confusing and frustrating.

The NZ honey industry is a bit bemused by this latest power grab from the old country but it’s an issue that needs sorting out once and for all.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

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