I am seriously craving red meat. Last night I ate scrambled egg, snarling, with dagger eyes at the other half who was tucking into a steak dinner. The steak he eats could soon be changing, actually the name of it could. Beef and lamb from the Westcountry could end up getting Protected Geographical Indication status.
Like clotted cream, Cornish pasties and Cornish sardines it would mean the meat would have to meet a certain criteria before it can be sold as Westcountry Beef or Lamb.
A 12 week consultation has now started and people's opinions will be put to the European Commission for a final decision.
If you would like to find out more, you can view the consultation document at http://www.euprotectedfoodnames.org.uk/News/tabid/158/Default.aspx.
Any comments on the consultation should be submitted to Irene Bocchetta ADAS, Woodthorne, Wergs Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 8TQ, or emailed to Irene.Bocchetta@adas.co.uk.