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Anjou shallots to gain PGI

“Echalote d’Anjou” will benefit from its long-awaited protected geographic status from the end of July

Anjou shallots to gain PGI

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Anjou shallots, cultivated in France’s Loire valley, are finally set to receive their Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, according to cooperative Fleuron d’Anjou, the culmination of more than 20 years’ effort. 

Producers in Anjou, as well as in Brittany, see the development as a key step in their fight against false shallots grown in the Netherlands, which are easier and less expensive to produce than the “Echalote d’Anjou”, which is planted and harvested by hand.

The PGI label will come into effect from the end of July, the cooperative announced.

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