TRADITIONAL Cornish pasties have had a name change at Cooplands bakery in Hoyland - because of a Euro food law.
Brussels bureaucrats say Cornish pasties can no longer bear that name unless they are made in Cornwall, causing a bit of a headache to bakers across the nation when it comes to selling the scrummy snack.
Bakers have a time limit of three years to come up with a solution but Cooplands decided to get in early. The Yorkshire company has come up with the new name 'Yorkshire Pasties.'
Zoe Fletcher, Cooplands area manager, said the Yorkshire pasties were actually selling better than the old Cornish versions.
She said: "It was our marketing team who came up with the idea. They were just thinking about our Yorkshire heritage. Customers just laugh when we tell them and say it's a bit daft that we can't call a Cornish pasty a Cornish pasty.
"We have similar problems when we make cakes for children's parties. For example, we can't do a Peppa Pig cake because of copyright laws."
The Euro food legislation also specifies the only permitted ingredients in Cornish pasties are minced or diced beef, sliced potato, onion and swede.
A spokeswoman from Barnsley Council confirmed: "Under food legislation 'Cornish pasty' is a description that can only be applied to pasties made in Cornwall. The council would advise any business of this if found on a routine inspection."
The EU food rules have often been ridiculed. Rules in the past have dictated that only cucumbers that are "practically straight" can be sold, while food chiefs also said a swede could be called a turnip - provided it was in a Cornish pasty.