Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Goa Feni gets the GI tag at last

The Goan brew which has been synonymous with Goa for many, all  over the world has finally acquired the most coveted tag - the Geographical Indication status which had been applied for some time back and which was officially accorded.

The department of Science , technology and environment had finally received the GI certificate on Monday from the Controller General of Patents, designs trademarks and Geographical Indications.

While many Goan products are in queue for the GI status aGoan fenind many others are crying for application, Goa Feni became  the first such product originating from Goa to acquire this status while also becoming the first alcoholic spirit in the country to achieve the status.

Goa Feni will now be able to get its due recognition which was long overdue and this day is a proud one for every Goan who feared that our legacy gipassociated with the natural cashew brew might be lost due to impersonation by vested interests.

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