The Welsh government announced that UK Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is now available to the leek, the national vegetable of Wales. This means that Welsh leeks now enjoy special legal protection against imitation.
A government spokesman said the PGI scheme, which started in 2021, has seen Welsh leeks become the third product from Wales to achieve the UK PGI status. Leeks can now be sold with a special logo to guarantee they were grown in Wales. They are also the 19th member of the Welsh GI family, joining products including Anglesey sea salt, Welsh lamb, Welsh beef and Pembrokeshire Earlies.