Italy

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Sol&Agrifood, Italy’s Showcase for Quality Foods

Sol&Agrifood is the event held alongside Vinitaly that promotes excellence in the agri-food and extra virgin olive oil sectors on a national and international scale.

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.
European Union

Report on Italian Olive Oil and the World Consumer

The first report on Italian extra virgin olive oil and the world consumer has been released by Extract, the observatory set up by Unaprol and Ixè

Italy Launches First Olive Sector Plan

The State-Regions Conference approved the first National olive sector plan that should be implemented by the end of summer

24th Ercole Olivario Awards Recognize Italian Olive Oil Excellence

The 24th edition of the Ercole Olivario concluded with a ceremony in Perugia.

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.
Special Report

Proposal to Go Light on Olive Oil Fraudsters in Italy is Rejected

Agriculture and Justice Committees of the Chamber of Deputies rejected a measure to 'decriminalize' counterfeit olive oil.

More Mislabeled Oil and Dangerous Colored Olives Seized in Italian Raids

Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.