refillable containers

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.

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.
Special Report

Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles

The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.

UK Prohibits Sale of Olive Oil ‘On-Tap’

After December 13, 2014, "fill-your-own" olive oil sales will be banned in the UK, but there are few details of the new rule.
Olive Oil Times Special

Europe Set for New Regulations on Olive Oil Labeling

New rules aimed at making olive oil labels easier to read and understand will apply from late next year in the European Union.

Ban Imminent on Refillable Olive Oil Bottles in Spanish Restaurants and Bars

A new law banning refillable olive oil containers in Spain’s restaurants and bars will come into effect on January 1.
Special Report

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.

Concern in Europe Over New Olive Oil Standards

Europe’s olive oil sector is keeping a wary eye on the United States and Australia for any moves to introduce mandatory quality standards, the minutes of an E.U. consultation committee show.