Protected Geographical Indications

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.

Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil

About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil
Special Report

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Sicilian Olive Oil Seeks PGI Certification

Regional producers, mills, refiners and bottlers are joining forces to support an application to protect Sicilian olive oil.

Objections Raised to Kalamata PDO Amendment

The ‘Kalamata’ PDO amendment will not be a smooth process -- objections have been raised and more time will be needed to sort things out.
Special Report

New EU Law on Agricultural Product Origins

The precise providence of olive oil can be guaranteed through advanced scientific methods, and is now the basis of an important marketing tool.

Two More Greek Regions Apply for Olive Oil PDOs

A 'Protected Designation of Origin' label signals the verified quality of extra virgin olive oil and it is a prize pursued by many oil producing regions of Greece.