Pasty protection


first_imgImpact on multiplesAmong the major multiples, some will be affected by the decision more than others. Waitrose said all its Cornish pasties are already prepared and baked in Cornwall, while a Morrisons spokesperson said it does sell some side-crimped Cornish-made pasties, and that all the pasties it sells made outside Cornwall, or made in Cornwall but crimped on top, will be renamed. Sainsbury’s said all its counter pasty products are from Cornish suppliers, “so [it] will be carrying the PGI logo shortly”. “In pre-pack, all lines are from Cornish suppliers apart from ’mini Cornish pasties’, and I believe the supplier is changing the packaging to reflect the recent PGI status,” said a spokesperson for the retailer. Tesco said all its Finest and standard Cornish pasties were made in Cornwall, while Asda said all its own-brand ’Chosen by You’ Cornish pasties were also made in Cornwall.Despite the Cornish pasty’s newly awarded status, the age-old argument over who, or rather which county, came up with the product is likely to rumble on. Devon-based Chunk of Cornwall controversially triumphed in the Cornish pasty category at the first British Pie Awards in 2009. It now simply calls its winning pasty a “steak pasty” and claims the pasty “from now on to be known as Cornish” originated in the Middle East, and came to Plymouth, Devon, in the mid-1500s, around 200 years before mining began in Cornwall. “This not a quality issue but purely commercial. Large multi-million-pound pasty companies have shoved this through as protectionism,” reads a statement on its website. And according to a recent article in The Telegraph, another pasty-maker in Devon said European bureaucrats could go to hell.On the flip-side, Andy Valentine, Ginsters’ head of brand marketing, said the firm had been celebrating the PGI decision, but that a surprising number of consumers seemed to think it wouldn’t be able to call them Cornish pasties any more, as they didn’t realise they were made in Cornwall. PGI status will at least set the record straight. If nothing else, gaining Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) has made Cornish pasties the talk of the town in the past couple of weeks. And it’s not just any old Cornish pasty that can be named so. For example, it has to be ’D’-shaped with a side crimp. The chunky filling, cooked in the pastry, must be made with uncooked minced or roughly cut chunks of beef (not less than 12.5%), swede, potato, onion with a light seasoning. Most importantly, it has to have been made in Cornwall.For many Cornish pasty retailers in the rest of the UK, this won’t cause huge concern, as they can still be baked-off outside Cornwall. However, every manufacturer of ’Cornish pasties’ will be affected, whether it be the need to change the name and/or packaging or their product; and, if a genuine Cornish pasty, it will now be required to feature the PGI stamp on-pack.A number of craft bakers outside Cornwall already have more generic names for their Cornish-style pasties, such as ’traditional pasty’ and, in Greenhalgh’s case, a Lancashire pasty. Meanwhile Cornish firm Pengenna Pasties, which makes top-crimped pasties, said it has always marketed them as ’traditional’ pasties rather than Cornish, so the PGI announcement won’t affect them.However, the largest bakery retailer in the country, Greggs, currently sells over 10 million not-Cornish-made Cornish pasties a year, so the decision by the European Commission must be something of a headache. A spokesperson for Greggs said it had applied to Defra under the requirements of Article 13.3 of Council Regulation (EC) 510/06 for a transition period to allow the business to comply with the PGI requirements. A spokesperson for the Cornish Pasty Association told British Baker there will be a transition period, likely to be between one and five years, for all manufacturers, retailers and supermarkets to ensure they are complying with the legislation, due to be set in the coming weeks. One name Greggs is considering is ’the pasty formerly known as Cornish’, but no decision has been made yet. Lancashire craft bakery Waterfields has also confirmed it will be changing the name of its Cornish pasty, but did not say what it will be called.last_img read more

Syracuse football redshirt freshmen suspended from all team activities after burglary arrests


first_imgSyracuse football redshirt freshmen Jaquwan Nelson and Devon Clarke have been suspended from all team activities by head coach Dino Babers due to a violation of team rules, SU Athletics said in a statement Monday morning.Nelson and Clarke, both 19 year olds who have not played in any games for SU, were arrested and charged last week with burglary on SU’s South Campus.Nelson was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Clarke was charged Friday with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.Police said Nelson and Clarke entered a South Campus residence at 241 Winding Ridge Road and stole a pair of “Yeezy” boots, a laptop and a PlayStation 4. The boots cost around $400 per pair and the video game system costs $300.When reached on his cell phone Sunday afternoon, Clarke quickly hung up. Both Nelson and Clarke have been released from the Onondaga County Justice Center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse opens spring practice March 21. Comments Published on February 13, 2017 at 9:45 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Education Ministry unveils 2019 Mash band


first_imgWith Guyana’s 49th Republic Day anniversary approaching, the Education Ministry on Friday launched its Mash band which will take to the streets of Georgetown on February 23 in a bid to capture the top prize.The launch was held at the Ministry’s Brickdam office in the presence of Education Minister Nicolette Henry; Director of the National Centre for Educational Research Development, Jennifer Cumberbatch; Head of the Unit of Allied Arts, Lorraine Barker-King and other education officials.The Education Minister explained that they have incorporated the concept of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – in their band and moreover, the classroom environment.“This is part of a larger drive by the Ministry, particularly in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and the Arts more recently this definitelyEducation Minister Nicolette Henry flanked by revellers as the Mash band was unveileddepicts the arts,” said Henry.According to the designer Neilson Nurse who represents Nandre’s Kreations, some 50 revellers will be participating in the respective categories.He said the sparkling gold and black costumes showcases the country’s oil sector, robotics and the use of technology in education.“The whole idea is trying to bring out robotics and the importance of education technology. Black is one of the colours you use when referring to technology and because we’re rediscovering El Dorado, we decided to go with a bit of gold.”Meanwhile, Lorraine Barker-King of the Unit of Allied Arts emphasised on the importance of arts in the education sector, in bringing balance in learning.“The Ministry of Education is a strong advocate of the arts, as well as a trailblazer and this is evident in having a unit which promotes the expressive arts and physical education,” said Barker-King.This year, 39 activities were scheduled to mark the Republic anniversary celebrations, held under the theme “Celebrate Mash 2019; With Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado”.Meanwhile, a chutney dance competition is expected to excite patrons over in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the National Track and Field Centre also on February 9.The Rosignol Stelling Road in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) will be the venue for this year’s semi-final of the Chutney Song Competition on February 10.Other exciting events are expected to take place within the month of February, including the Children’s Costume and Float Parade at the National Park and the Carib Soca Monarch final at D’Urban Park; both on February 16.This year the Masquerade Jamboree will be held at the Stabroek Square on February 21.The flag-raising ceremony will be hosted on February 22 to usher in the Costume and Float Parade on February 23.The Mashramani festivities do not end on February 23 this year, as a Champions in Concert is slated for March 9, in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).last_img read more