Mar. 22, 2017
New rules on food safety and inspection have been adopted by the European Parliament to tackle fraudulent practices in the food industry.
Mar. 16, 2017
Assitol is pushing for transparency to dispel concerns over duty-free Tunisian imports while proposing the extension of computerized monitoring and supporting the new inter-trade organization to ensure more product guarantees.
Dec. 17, 2015
New regulations to curb the influx of killer plant pests such as the fatal olive tree disease Xylella fastidiosa, have been preliminarily approved by members of the European Parliament. MEPs informally agreed to the package of new measures during high-level talks in Luxembourg yesterday, December 16. The interim deal introduces preventive measures for important plants,
Jan. 27, 2015
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Dec. 9, 2014
As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.
Oct. 22, 2014
A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.
Oct. 8, 2014
Europe has rejected the U.K.'s food labeling system, which it says unfairly discriminates against healthful foods like olive oil.
Aug. 28, 2014
The Indian Olive Association released a statement in response to the widely-reported Indian blockage of European olive oil.
Aug. 11, 2014
Increasing consumer and market confidence in olive oil quality is one of the desired impacts of a proposed fund.
Aug. 4, 2014
India has blocked arrivals of European foods after its mangoes were banned over quality concerns, Italian politician Mara Bizzotto claims.
Aug. 4, 2014
Lack of a deal on the future of the IOC means the treaty governing it is likely to be prolonged a year beyond its December expiration.
May. 29, 2014
The average retail price of a liter of extra virgin olive oil ranged widely in a survey of 19 European countries.