Cruets in Foodservice

Greek Event on Hospitality and New ‘Cruet Ban’

The benefits of standardized olive oil in the food service industry will be highlighted during a November 15 event in Athens.

Ongoing Battle Over Refillable Bottles in Spain

Efforts continue to ensure that restaurants, hotels and caterers are in compliance with the Spanish Royal Decree that prohibits refilling olive oil bottles. This summer a council in Jaen and a farmers association have taken new measures.
Special Report

Some View EU Olive Oil Decree as ‘Last Straw’ in Brexit Vote

When British citizens cast their historic vote tomorrow to stay in Europe or leave the Union, many will be thinking about overreaching mandates like the ban on cruets in restaurants.

Italy Nears Cruet Ban of its Own

Following a similar move in Spain, Italy is on its way to banning oil cruets in restaurants.
Olive Oil Times Special

Mouse in Olive Oil Cruet Spurs New Push For Ban

The discovery of a live mouse in an olive oil cruet in a Paris eatery has prompted new calls for the refillable containers to be banned from bar and restaurant tabletops.

Cyprus Considers its Own Cruet Ban

Cypriot Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis says he supports adopting a ban on refillable olive oil containers.
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Europe to Ban Refillable Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

Olive oil in restaurants and bars in Europe will have to be in properly-labeled, non-reusable containers from next year.

Europe Closer to Banning Refillable Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

Reusable olive oil cruets would effectively be banned in restaurants and cafes across the Europe from next year, under proposed changes.