The European Commission (EC) has recently approved the addition of the following two new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO):

  •  the Austrian “Steirische Käferbohne” (PDO), bi-coloured beans cultivated in the southern province of Styria; and
  •  the Portuguese “Pão de Ló de Ovar” (PGI),  creamy and soft yellow cake with a fine golden brown crust and a moist part interior.

These new denominations have been added to the list of over 1,350 products already protected. More information on PDO and PGI is available on the European Commission webpage on quality products and DOOR database.