The carrot grown in the village of Begec near Novi Sad has been assigned a protected geographical indication, the Novi Sad Town Council announced.
In addition to cabbage from Futog and linden honey from the Fruska Gora mountain, both also near Novi Sad, the carrot from Begec has now become a brand by being given a geographical indication.
Other Serbian products with the protected geographical indication that are produced in other parts of Serbia include the carpets from Pirot, cvarci (a variant of pork rind), several Serbian cheeses and sljivovica (plum brandy).
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. Since the qualities depend on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production.
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