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Feb. 26, 2018

Kalamata Olives to be Added to Greek National List of Plant Varieties

Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.

Feb. 21, 2018

Greek Olive Variety Makri Awaiting EU PDO Status

Makri is an indigenous Greek olive variety cultivated in Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece close to the border with Turkey, a region located in the western part of the geographical and historical region known as Thrace.

Mar. 23, 2017

EU PDO Application for Istrian Olive Oil to Be Resubmitted Jointly With Slovenia

Following an objection by Slovenia, a new PDO application for Istrian olive oil will be submitted to the European Commission jointly by Slovenia and Croatia.

Jul. 6, 2016

Olive Oil from Croatian Island of Krk Gets PDO

Bottles of extra virgin olive oil from Krk will now be labeled with its official appellation “Krčko maslinovo ulje” and its packaging will feature a specially designed logo.

May. 5, 2016

Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level

After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level.

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.

Jan. 20, 2014

International Day of Italian Cuisines Celebrates Spaghetti al Pomodoro

Chef Cesare Casella, welcomed restaurateurs, food industry professionals, and journalists to the International Day of Italian Cuisines.

Dec. 30, 2013

Modesty and Mastery Inspire New Siurana DOP Image

They used to say their olive oil was “the best oil in the world” - and they still do - but Catalonia’s Siurana DOP has a new slogan.

Dec. 3, 2013

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.

Aug. 21, 2013

Spain’s Sierra del Moncayo Seeks Protected Designation of Origin Status

Producers from Sierra del Moncayo are nearing the final leg of their bid to register their zone as one of Spain's new olive oil PDOs.

Jul. 10, 2013

Greece Gets 'Agourelio Chalkidikis' PDO

Local producers say the distinction adds value to their oil known for its low acidity, bright green color and pleasant bitterness.

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