EU adds Polish flatbread to regional products list
PR dla Zagranicy
Cebularz lubelski, a flatbread traditionally made in the south east area of Lublin, has become the 37th Polish regional food product to be protected by EU law.
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In early August, the European Commission announced that it has included cebularz lubelski on the register of protected geographical indications.
Cebularz lubelski is a popular product in bakeries in Lublin and the surrounding regions. It was first produced in the 19th century by Jews in Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny and Zamość. It later also became popular among Poles living in the same towns.
The dough is made with wheat flour, milk and butter. Chopped onion is spread on the flatbread before baking.
A protected geographical indication means that at least one stage of production of a given food is carried out in a specified region and that some qualities of the product may be linked to that area.
The EU also has two other registers for regional products A protected designation of origin is granted to products with all ingredients coming from a given area. A traditional speciality guaranteed highlights that the food was made either of traditional ingredients or with a traditional recipe.
Registration allows producers to use the product's name, which is subject to legal protection. The regional product sign is also designed to be a guarantee of quality for consumers.
So far, Poland has registered 37 regional products in the EU, including varieties of cheese and meat products. (km/pg)