Protected Designation of Origin

Mar. 3, 2021

Pressure Mounts in Greece to Settle Dispute Over Kalamata Appellation

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.

Feb. 1, 2021

Europe Seeks Public Input in Effort to Framework for Geographical Indications

The goal is to identify new tools to strengthen the certified food specialties indications system and fight food fraud.

Dec. 30, 2020

Consumption, Exports of Italian PDOs and PGIs Keep Growing

A survey shows that exports and consumption of Italian extra virgin olive oils with geographical indications grew steadily over five years.

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Dec. 16, 2020

Europe Launches Comprehensive Database of Geographical Indications

The new platform, GIView, contains information on every geographical indication in Europe.

Dec. 8, 2020

Producers Seek PDO in Castile y León

The new Aceite del Tiétar PDO would cover 6,000 growers in the province of Ávila, which is responsible for the majority of production in Castile y León.

Oct. 5, 2020

New Consortium to Promote Terre Aurunche PDO

A producers' association seeks to standardize and promote Terre Aurunche PDO extra virgin olive oil and promote its quality.

Apr. 20, 2020

Row Over Kalamata PDO Divides Opinions in Greece

In spite of criticism from the new deputy agriculture minister, all Greek table olive producers can keep using the Kalamata PDO label, for now.

Mar. 30, 2020

EU Grants PDO Status to Olive Oils of Provence

Provençal olive oil represents distinctive organoleptic characteristics, unique chemistry and strong historical ties to the land.

Mar. 27, 2020

Italian PDO and PGI Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Increasing in Value

According to a new report, the value and volume of extra virgin olive oils with geographical indications are increasing across Italy. Puglia and Tuscany are leading the way.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Sep. 10, 2019

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Sep. 9, 2019

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires 'Quality Stamp'

Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Aug. 9, 2019

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.

Mar. 15, 2016

Montoro-Adamuz Gets High Marks for Phenols

Extra virgin olive oil from the PDO Montoro-Adamuz contains high levels of bioactive compounds and substances attributed to positive health benefits.

Dec. 22, 2015

More Obstacles for New PDOs and PGIs in Italy

Despite the difficulties, Italian growers and producers still consider protected origin designations a good way to protect and safeguard their products.

Dec. 2, 2015

Israel Continues Pressure on EU Over Labeling Rule

Netanyahu has ordered “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.”

Nov. 18, 2015

Istrian Olive Oil Gets National PDO

The process of gaining national PDO status for Istrian extra virgin olive oil took five years. The next step would be recognition at the European level.

Jul. 27, 2015

Kalamata PDO Expands to All of Messinia

The European Commission approved the extension of the Kalamata olive oil Protected Designation of Origin throughout the Regional Unit of Messinia.

Mar. 3, 2015

Corsican Oils are 'Tree Harvested' or 'Old Style'

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

Dec. 16, 2014

A Plan to 'Relaunch' Umbrian EVOO

Umbrian officials presented a project to expand efforts to promote local olive oil during a meeting attended by stakeholders.

Nov. 12, 2014

Sicily Ready for PGI Certification

Only a few steps remain for Sicilian extra virgin olive oil to achieve its own protected origin certification.

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