Ms Raymond Déchets, a spokesman for the EU Office of Traditional Cuisine, said: "I can confirm that we have received an application on behalf of the ATDF for Lancashire Tripe to be given Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status."
TMB Director General, Mr Timothy Flaxton-Buoys, said: "This really moves the goalposts. All our research shows we need to change tripe's name if we're to make it attractive to the under-85s. But PDO status for tripe may make that difficult."
In the spirit of Christmas, TMB Chairman Sir Norman Wrassle asked for the competition to stand and instructed his wife, Lady Cheryl Wrassle, to act as judge. He said: "We may not be able to legally change the name, but we'll find a way round it, I am sure."
The winning entry was via Twitter - @Tradski suggested Troffal and that caught Lady Cheryl's eye. Once we find out how to locate you, Mr or Mrs Tradski, we'll be sending you a copy of Derek Ripley's Forgotten Lancashire to enjoy in time for Christmas.