Articles about Spain Majorcan Table Olives Win European Protection Aceituna de Mallorca, or Majorcan table olives, are now listed among Europe's protected agri-food products. The Fun Side of Catalonia’s Olive Oil Fairs Catalonia’s olive oil fairs are not just a chance to try and buy the new season's oils but usually to have fun, too. Rising Star Sees Big Potential for Olive Oil Madrid’s three Michelin-starred chef David Muñoz rates olive oil as the gastronomic ingredient with the most promising future. Conditions Ripe in Andalusia for Return to Peak Olive Oil Production Spain could return to record levels and pump out about 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season, based on a a new forecast that Andalusia alone will make more than 1.3 million tons. Quality Seal Sought to Protect Image of Spanish Olive Oil Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries. Spain Expects Stronger Olive Oil Season Early estimates suggest Spain is set for a return to higher olive oil production in 2013/13 with a harvest well over a million tons. Refillable Oil Bottles Banned in Spanish Bars and Restaurants The Spanish government is preparing a royal decree banning refillable olive oil containers in restaurants and bars. Spain’s Olive Oil Farmers Call for Probe Into Price Manipulation The farmers union COAG wants Spain's competition watchdog to probe alleged price manipulation by olive oil distributors. Spain Selling Less, Buying More Olive Oil With its harvest a million tons below last season, Spain imported more and exported less, than in any other month in the last four years. Much Ado About Nothing There have been no shortage of plans, but very little in the way of action to save the olive oil sector in Spain. Deal Could Stop Use of Olive Oil as Loss Leader Use of olive oil as a loss leader for Spain’s supermarkets might be snuffed out under talks between retailers and olive oil sector. Olive Oil Healthier and Tastier for Frying New studies in Jaén, Spain suggest extra virgin olive oil is healthier, tastier and often cheaper than other oils when frying food. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.