Protected Designation of Origin

Croatia Picks Up Fourth Olive Oil PDO

Extra virgin olive oil from Solta was approved by the EU, joining the other Croatian PDOs: Korcula, Krk and Cres.

Croatian Island of Korcula Gets a PDO

Olive oil from the Croatian island of Korčula has been added to Europe's list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).
Special Report

Calabria PGI Gets One Big Step Closer

The PGI ‘Olio di Calabria’ has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. After a five-month period to allow the other member states to submit any objection, the new PGI will be registered.

Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil from Croatian Island of Krk Gets PDO

Bottles of extra virgin olive oil from Krk will now be labeled with its official appellation “Krčko maslinovo ulje” and its packaging will feature a specially designed logo.

Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level

After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level.
Special Report

Montoro-Adamuz Gets High Marks for Phenols

Extra virgin olive oil from the PDO Montoro-Adamuz contains high levels of bioactive compounds and substances attributed to positive health benefits.

More Obstacles for New PDOs and PGIs in Italy

Despite the difficulties, Italian growers and producers still consider protected origin designations a good way to protect and safeguard their products.