New name but pasty is the same

No more Cornish pasties, as the traditional name is replaced by law with... traditional pasty! From left, Filipa Richardson, Fiona Wainwright and Sally Howker, at Woodheads on Westborough with a tray of their pasties. Piicture by Andrew Higgins  113628a
No more Cornish pasties, as the traditional name is replaced by law with... traditional pasty! From left, Filipa Richardson, Fiona Wainwright and Sally Howker, at Woodheads on Westborough with a tray of their pasties. Piicture by Andrew Higgins 113628a

KEEN-EYED Scarborough shoppers will have noticed that some of their favourite tasty treats have been renamed.

Bakeries in town - and across the country - have had to rename “Cornish” pasties following a European Union ruling.

The EU has banned any of the bakery favourites made outside of Cornwall from being called a Cornish pasty.

Lynda Rowley, operations manager at Woodheads, told the Evening News that they have changed the name to “Traditional Pasty”, but the product itself remains exactly the same.

She said: “They’re our best seller. We’ve changed all the signs and briefed staff to explain about the change to customers. We’re just hoping it doesn’t affect sales.”

This ruling sees the end of a nine-year battle by Cornish food manufacturers.

Similar rules apply to champagne, Parma ham and Melton Mowbray pork pies.