foodservice

Mar. 4, 2019

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.

Feb. 15, 2017

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.

Jan. 31, 2017

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.

Sep. 20, 2016

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.

Mar. 10, 2015

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.

Mar. 5, 2015

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."

Oct. 24, 2013

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.

Jul. 18, 2013

Cyprus Considers its Own Cruet Ban

Cypriot Minister of Agriculture Nicos Kouyialis says he supports adopting a ban on refillable olive oil containers.

Jul. 11, 2013

Refillable Oil Bottles Banned in Spanish Bars and Restaurants

The Spanish government is preparing a royal decree banning refillable olive oil containers in restaurants and bars.

May. 30, 2013

Parliament Calls for More Consultation on Olive Oil Measures

"We could have helped," said Italian MEP Paolo De Castro, "but we were only able to learn about it from newspapers."

May. 24, 2013

Cioloș On Europe's Olive Oil Backflip

European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș explains why he froze his plan to ban refillable olive oil bottles from restaurants.

May. 23, 2013

Cioloş U-Turn Surprises Farmers' Union

The union representing European farmers from 36 countries blamed the Commissioner’s u-turn on political pressure.

May. 23, 2013

Refillable Olive Oil Bottle Ban Put On Ice

The European Commission has shelved its ban refillable bottles in restaurants in the face of “strong” consumer opposition.