DOP

Apr. 29, 2020

European Geographical Indicators Valued at More Than $80 Billion

A study from the European Commission found that extra virgin olive oils make up $326 million of the total value of European geographical indicators. PDO and PGI oils from Spain and Italy account for nearly 40 percent of that amount.

Feb. 26, 2018

Kalamata Olives to be Added to Greek National List of Plant Varieties

Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.

Jul. 31, 2017

Europol Warns Fake Products on the Rise Across EU

Europol has warned producers and consumers of the continuing misuse and counterfeiting of geographical indication food products in Europe.

Dec. 2, 2015

Israel Continues Pressure on EU Over Labeling Rule

Netanyahu has ordered “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.”

Jul. 27, 2015

Kalamata PDO Expands to All of Messinia

The European Commission approved the extension of the Kalamata olive oil Protected Designation of Origin throughout the Regional Unit of Messinia.

Jan. 29, 2015

Umbria PDO Looks to Expo and Beyond

With production off 95 percent, the new president of Umbrian PDO said the 2014 harvest showed how the region's products are "almost essential."