Northern Foods has vowed to appeal against the High Court’s decision to allow the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie to apply for protected name status.

The food producer failed in its bid to stop the protected name status application for the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie being forwarded to the European Commission.

Carol Williams, company secretary of Northern Foods, said: “We have fought this challenge all the way on some very clear principles and we will have no compunction about doing the same again.”