Government rejects Lincolnshire Sausage bid again

The Government has rejected a second bid to win protected status for Lincolnshire’s sausages, leaving campaigners disappointed.

The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ruled against giving our county banger Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, which would allow only sausages made in Lincolnshire and to a set recipe to use the name.

Thursday’s verdict was the second disappointment for the Lincolnshire Sausage Association, which was rebuffed with its original bid in May.

The appeal had gained some momentum after public backings from residents, MPs, councillors and celebrities.

But Defra disagreed, ruling there was no ‘enduring link’ between the sausage and the area.

LSA chairman Janet Godfrey said: “We are extremely disappointed and are taking further legal advice as to our next steps. The only path we have left now is judicial review and although we feel we have a really good case, we don’t have the funds to back it as yet. If we can raise sufficient funds, then we will certainly consider this.”