Lapland Reindeer meat protected in the EU

“Lapin Poron liha”, reindeer meat from Finnish Lapland,
is now recognised within the EU as a high-quality traditional
product.
Lapin Poron liha was added by a Commission Regulation to the list of products with a protected designation of origin (PDO), which also includes, for example,
Parma ham.

This name applies to reindeer meat from reindeer born and grown in the Finnish reindeer herding area. It is also required that the meat has been cut and packed in
this area. Finnish reindeer husbandry produces annually
2-2.5 million kilograms of reindeer meat.