Rural Payments Agency (RPA)

Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.

Are Olive Oil Tasting Bars Just a Trend?

Is the so-called "on-tap" olive oil concept just the latest retail trend that will go the way of the bath and body shop?
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.

U.K. Defines New Ban on ‘On-Tap’ Olive Oil Sales

The agency enforcing a new ban on the sale of “on-tap” olive oil in the UK has provided new details on what would constitute such a sale.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Rural Payments Agency Trials UK Oil Testing

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has commenced with a trial olive oil inspection at the largest bottler in the UK, as part of preparations for enforcing new EU-wide regulations.
Special Report

Rural Payments Agency Overseeing New Olive Oil Regulations in U.K.

The RPA's Horticultural Marketing Inspectorate has been chosen to oversee the new EU regulations that went into effect last month.