The GI (Geographical Indication) system provides brand protection for producers of traditional local foods, and taps into strong consumer interest in local provenance, tradition and quality.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is also engaging with other producers to progress applications to ‘national consultation stage’.
Oriel Sea Salt, which is harvested from the bay of Port Oriel in Co Louth, is naturally crystal white and does not require washing or rinsing. Harvesting of sea salt in Port Oriel dates back centuries when salt was a vital ingredient in preserving fish landed at the harbour for consumption, storage and subsequent transport to market.
Oriel Sea Minerals food supplement are concentrated sea mineral salts in liquid form.