10 July 1998

Cornish cream OK

CORNISH speciality foods are excellent and have a great future, said food minister Lord Donoughue at the shows exhibition of Cornish products. The British public should support them, the supermarkets should buy them, and pubs and hotels should serve them, he said.

Earlier Lord Donoughue confirmed that following negotiations with the European Commission, protected status had been secured for Cornish clotted cream. It was when the French claimed its name sounded similar to one of its regions.