Klobase War?

According to the Slovenian News Service, Austria has opposed Slovenia’s proposal to the EU for protected designation of origin (PDO)  status for “kranjsak klobasa,”  a traditional sausage from the Kranjska region of Slovenia.   According to EU law a traditional product can be granted special status if it meets specific critera:  it  1) possess qualities and characteristics which are typical of the region of production; 2) be produced exclusively within that regions. “Kranjska klobasa” contains 68 % pork, up to 20% bacon, 12% beef, salt, garlic and black pepper.

Austria has announced that it would oppose the application for the Slovenian sausage.  Slovenia has already been granted special status for 11 traditional foods, the most recent were Nanos and Tolminc cheeses, extra virgin olive oil from the Slovenian Mediterranean Coast, and forest honey from the Kocevje region.



About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."
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