Jun. 22, 2022
The court ruled that only Messenian producers can use the term ‘Kalamata Olives’ to market their Kalamon olives.
May. 25, 2022
At least two-thirds of samples with protected statuses from the European Union received an "A" or "B" from Nutri-Score.
May. 3, 2022
Nutri-Score’s creators rebuked the effort, labeling the representatives’ criticisms as uninformed and unrealistic for any food labeling system.
Mar. 21, 2022
A cheese producers’ association has launched a campaign against the adoption of Nutri-Score.
Feb. 28, 2022
The Greek extra virgin olive oils were registered with an international organization that protects the product from imitation and counterfeiters in 56 countries.
Feb. 23, 2022
Extreme weather events, Covid-19 restriction and Xylella fastidiosa were attributed to the almost 15 percent decrease in the value of PDO and PGI olive oils.
Oct. 19, 2021
Producers behind France’s Roquefort cheeses said the rating system failed to take into account the health benefits of their famous product.
Aug. 12, 2021
Extra virgin olive oils from France, Greece, Italy and Spain will be considered for protection from imitations or copies on the Japanese market.
Jul. 30, 2021
A new tourism consortium seeks to help producers work more closely with tourism agencies to promote their extra virgin olive oils.
Jul. 20, 2021
The boards of the Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano PDO consortia said they both reject Nutri-Score. The label also faces new challenges in Spain.
Jul. 7, 2021
Renewed attention on workers’ rights, support for small farmers and young farmers and easier access to compensation will help Italian olive growers.
Mar. 3, 2021
Producers are asking the government to repeal a law allowing the term ‘Kalamata’ to be used outside of Messenia. A new PDO designation could be the solution.
Aug. 9, 2019
The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.
Mar. 4, 2019
The two Balkan states now share the European Union PDO appellation for extra virgin olive oil produced on the Adriatic peninsula.
Aug. 10, 2018
Half of Lazio's olive oil producer's are covered by DOP certifications and say they stand to lose value. The other half can only gain from the new proposed IGP. And some say the bickering among the groups leaves everyone disappointed.
Jun. 14, 2018
A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends.
Feb. 26, 2018
Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.