Dundee cake could soon have the same special protected status as Arbroath smokies and Stornoway black pudding.
A consultation has been launched to consider an application for the distinctive fruit cake to be given Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status which helps protect bakers from imitations made elsewhere.
The Courier spoke to Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead as he met bakers in Broughty Ferry today to update them on the process.
If approved, the change would mean only cakes baked in the area with the correct recipe and decorated with whole almonds could be officially branded as Dundee cake. The Scottish Government said PGI status guarantees the food’s provenance and supports local producers.
The recipe was created in the 1800s in Keiller’s bakery shop in the city.
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