Protected Geographical Indications

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.

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

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

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Europol Warns Fake Products on the Rise Across EU

Europol has warned producers and consumers of the continuing misuse and counterfeiting of geographical indication food products in Europe.

Provenance Branding Seen as Key to Protecting Australian Olive Oil Exports

With counterfeiting and quality issues a constant problem for Australian food brands, some experts believe that provenance branding is the key to safeguarding quality.
Special Report

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil

About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil