Stop press, we have been awarded PGI Status for our 'London Cure Smoked Salmon'.
The hallowed European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, enforced by law, is designed to protect and celebrate traditional regional foods, such as Cornish Pasties or Champagne in France. In order to receive this status, the entire product must be processed within a specific region. London Cure Smoked Salmon has to be produced in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets or Newham.
Fresh Scottish salmon and Scottish wild salmon already have their own PGI statuses. Smoked salmon originated in Jewish communities in the East End of London at the turn of the last century, so this internationally renowned gourmet food finally has a designation reflecting its century old origin and craft.
The ingredients in the London Cure are PGI-protected Scottish salmon, salt and oak smoke.