Greek producers react to lack of PDO status for feta in EU-Canada deal

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Greek producers react to lack of PDO status for feta in EU-Canada dealProducers' groups in Greece reacted angrily on Tuesday to reports that the iconic feta cheese produced in the country will not enjoy a Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) status

Producers' groups in Greece reacted angrily on Tuesday to reports that the iconic feta cheese produced in the country will not enjoy a Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) status in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.

A federation (SEVGAP) representing local dairy products industries called the development "scandalous", while warning Greek MEPs that their consent "to such a scandalous injustice against the country will comprise a national betrayal."

The federation dismissed what it called a vague and unofficial promise by the EU to re-examine the feta-PDO issue five years after implementation of CETA. The group called the promise "bait" towards the Greek government in order to ensure its approval.

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