‘Food-Name Rules’: Rising Tensions Between US Producers and EU Regulators

“Greek Feta”, a public domain image by Jon Sullivan. But do we really know its provenance?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explores the tensions between US cheesemakers and the regulated cheese market in the European Union. The names of nearly 300 cheese are protected, among 3,500 food and beverage names. One US producer, Klondike, is unable to export its feta to Europe because they would have to call it “white-brined cheese, or some variation that doesn’t mention the word feta.” To be named “feta”, the cheese must be produced in Greece according to EU regulation.

Read more over at The Wall Street Journal.