The classic Newmarket sausage could face crisis from waves of imposter sausages after Brexit, Alex Mayer MEP warned shoppers when she visited famous Newmarket family butchers Powters.
The 138-year old Newmarket butchers have been producing the “Newmarket sausage” straight from the butchers block on Wellington Street since 1880.
Ms. Mayer met with Grant Powter who told her the importance of the EU’s Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) in protecting his family’s genuine “Newmarket sausages”. The PGI means that “Newmarket sausages” sold anywhere in Europe can only be called “Newmarket sausages” if they are genuinely made in Newmarket.
The UK’s participation in the PGI scheme is currently under threat. In the “draft withdrawal agreement” published by the Government and EU earlier this month no agreement had been reached on sausage protection.
Ms. Mayer’s called on the government to ensure that Britain’s famous food producers are not undermined by cheap imposter imports post Brexit.
Alex Mayer MEP said “The beloved Newmarket Sausage is a staple alongside a nice dollop of mash on my dinner table - we need to make sure that Brexit doesn’t leave our plucky Newmarket Sausage open to being ripped off my dodgy duplicates telling porky pies about where they were produced.”