Government rejects plans to protect our county’s bangers

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ATTEMPTS to get Lincolnshire sausages protected geographical status have been rejected by the government.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs rejected the proposal, which would have given the Lincolnshire sausage a similar status to that of the Melton Mowbray pork pie, on the grounds there were already too many variations across the UK.

Had the decision gone the other way, sausages made in Lincolnshire could use the name if they were made up of 70 per cent coarse ground or minced pork, packed in natural casings and flavoured with sage. However, Defra has told the Lincolnshire Sausage Association it could file a new application for use of the phrase “traditional Lincolnshire sausage”.