foodservice

Ban on Trans Fats in NYC Restaurants Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

A recently published study found that overall trans fat levels had fallen by around 57 percent and people who frequently dined out benefited from a greater decrease of around 62 percent.

Spanish Trade Group Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Cruet Decree

The Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the rules forbidding the refilling of olive oil bottles in restaurants.
Special Report

To Reduce Food Waste, Tweak the Food Supply Chain, Researcher Says

Research from Sweden says there are certain improvement actions wholesalers, producers and retailers can take to reduce "criminally" huge food waste in Europe and its impact on the environment.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

In Naples, Pairing Pizza with Local EVOOs

Naples' renowned pizzeria La Notizia, organized a full-day event dedicated to pizza and olive oil. But not just any pizza, and not just any olive oil.

Roundtable to Offer Practical, Peer-to-Peer Approach to Mediterranean Diet

Organizers of the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable say it's "the first event to bring the topic of the Mediterranean Diet to a really practical level."
Special Report

Researchers Studying System for Controlled Olive Oil Distribution

A University of Florence team will analyze the effect of controlled conditions on olive oil chemistry and quality.

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.