When it has been made outside the county and uses any vegetables other than potato, swede and onion and any meat other than beef. A major worry for the makers and producers of such famously specific products, from Arbroath smokies to Fal oysters, Anglesey sea salt and Welsh lamb to Kentish ale and Melton Mowbray pork pies, has been whether this legal guarantee of authenticity would continue when Britain left the EU—the sector represents a quarter of the value of all British food and drink exports and was worth some £6 billion in export value last year.
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Who killed cock robin?
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Riches not measured in coin
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