THE campaign to protect the Lincolnshire sausage has been given fresh impetus after more than 10,000 people said they expected theirs to be made in the county.
The bid to give the sausage Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status was turned down by the Department for Food and Rural Affairs earlier this year, but an appeal was launched .
The Lincolnshire Sausage Association held an online survey which showed overwhelming support. Overall 10,158 people said they expected their sausages to be made in Lincolnshire, compared to 118 who voted for elsewhere.
Campaigner Janet Godfrey said: “Given this new information and the fact that there are new ministers in Defra this appears to be an opportune time to lobby them to reverse their decision not to award protection for the Lincolnshire Sausage and for local politicians MP’s MEP, councillors and others to get involved.”
The new appeal has now been submitted to Defra
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