foodservice

Italy Nears Cruet Ban of its Own

Following a similar move in Spain, Italy is on its way to banning oil cruets in restaurants.

Course Offers Olive Oil Quality Assurance Answers for Buyers

A new course taught by renowned experts will show retailers, restaurants, importers and distributors what they need to know to assure olive oil quality.
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Ban Imminent on Refillable Olive Oil Bottles in Spanish Restaurants and Bars

A new law banning refillable olive oil containers in Spain’s restaurants and bars will come into effect on January 1.

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.
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Cyprus Considers its Own Cruet Ban

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

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.
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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."

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.