Official Journal: ‘Nueces de Nerpio’ walnut from Spain granted protected designations of origin

26 MAY 2023

On 22 May, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/979 of 15 May 2023 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (‘Nueces de Nerpio’ (PDO)).

This follows Spain’s application to register the name ‘Nueces de Nerpio’, which was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 3 February 2023 ( )

According to the application, ‘Nueces de Nerpio’ are dried walnuts, presented whole in the shell, as whole kernels, half-kernels or ground, from healthy fruit with the outer husks removed, obtained from a variety of local walnut tree native to Nerpio and from other varieties (cultivars) adapted to the production area, all belonging to the species Juglans regia L.

The name ‘Nueces de Nerpio’ (PDO) is hereby entered in the register as no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission.

The Regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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