Protected Designation of Origin

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.

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.”
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

Sicily Ready for PGI Certification

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

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.