Protected Geographical Indications

May. 3, 2022

French Draft Bill to Exclude PDO and PGI Products From Nutri-Score

Nutri-Score’s creators rebuked the effort, labeling the representatives’ criticisms as uninformed and unrealistic for any food labeling system.

Mar. 9, 2022

Argentina Receives Its First Geographical Indication for Olive Oil

Local producers and officials believe the country’s first PGI will promote the local Arauco variety and hope other regions will follow.

Mar. 7, 2022

Rome Joins Olive Oil Tourism Network Città dell'Olio

The Italian capital has formally joined Città dell'Olio to promote olive oil culture, oleotourism and the restoration of abandoned groves.

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Feb. 28, 2022

Greece Registers Four PDO and PGI Olive Oils as Intellectual Property

The Greek extra virgin olive oils were registered with an international organization that protects the product from imitation and counterfeiters in 56 countries.

Feb. 23, 2022

Value of PDO and PGI Olive Oil Production Drops in Italy

Extreme weather events, Covid-19 restriction and Xylella fastidiosa were attributed to the almost 15 percent decrease in the value of PDO and PGI olive oils.

Feb. 10, 2022

New Rules in Italy Set Standards for Oleotourism Operators

The rules create guidelines for certified operators two years after oletourism's inclusion in the national budget.

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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.

Dec. 16, 2020

Europe Launches Comprehensive Database of Geographical Indications

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

Jul. 22, 2020

Geographical Indications Protected in New China-E.U. Trade Deal

The PDO and PGI status of two dozen extra virgin olive oils from five different European countries will be formally protected as part of the deal, which is expected to be ratified later this year.

Jun. 10, 2020

‘Olio Lucano’ from Basilicata Set for PGI

The Protected Geographical Indication ‘Olio Lucano’ has been registered and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

May. 21, 2020

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Jaén Granted PGI Status

Olive oil from the Jaén region has been approved by the European Commission for PGI status and added to the official register of 1,470 protected products.

Apr. 29, 2020

European Geographical Indicators Valued at More Than $80 Billion

A study from the European Commission found that extra virgin olive oils make up $326 million of the total value of European geographical indicators. PDO and PGI oils from Spain and Italy account for nearly 40 percent of that amount.

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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.

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