Stornoway Black Pudding Campaigner calls for Better Measures to Protect Scottish Food

08 September 2009

Stornoway Black Pudding campaigner Rhoda Grant, MSP, says food producers in Scotland need better support from the Scottish Government to protect their products.

Responding to the Scottish Government's announcement today on Protected Food Name (PFN) status, Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands MSP, said:

"Protected status is crucial in helping food producers like the Stornoway butchers get a bigger slice of the market and to ensure their quality products are not copied elsewhere.

"It is not enough for the government to offer a one off event for producers later this year to share ideas - they need more than a talking shop.

"I know from my involvement in the campaign to safeguard the Stornoway Black Pudding that what is needed is administrative support for food producers so that they can get better access to advice when they need it."

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