Protected Geographical Indications

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

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

Nov. 7, 2019

Europe, China Agree to Protect Foods With Geographical Indication

Kalamata olives and various olive oils from Spain and Crete are included in the deal.

Sep. 5, 2019

Making 'Magic' at Domaine de La Vallongue

Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.

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.

Nov. 5, 2018

Manzanilla, Gordal Olives from Seville Get PGI

Despite some opposition, Manzanilla and Gordal olive varieties from Seville were finally granted a Protected Geographical Indication in Spain.

Feb. 5, 2018

PGI for Apulian Olive Oil Underway

Olio di Puglia obtained the approval by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and is waiting for the final EU approval.

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.

May. 20, 2013

Sicilian Olive Oil Seeks PGI Certification

Regional producers, mills, refiners and bottlers are joining forces to support an application to protect Sicilian olive oil.

Jan. 24, 2013

Objections Raised to Kalamata PDO Amendment

The ‘Kalamata’ PDO amendment will not be a smooth process -- objections have been raised and more time will be needed to sort things out.

Dec. 17, 2012

New EU Law on Agricultural Product Origins

The precise providence of olive oil can be guaranteed through advanced scientific methods, and is now the basis of an important marketing tool.

Oct. 6, 2012

Two More Greek Regions Apply for Olive Oil PDOs

A 'Protected Designation of Origin' label signals the verified quality of extra virgin olive oil and it is a prize pursued by many oil producing regions of Greece.

Nov. 10, 2010

Olive Council Holds Meeting on Geographic Indications

Concerns arise over origin criteria, who confers the special designations; and once an olive oil or table olive has the designation, who protects and polices it.