Oilseeds, oils and meals
Consumption and marketing
Imposed restaurants and hospitality sector to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, identifying the brand.
SPAIN olive oil consumption: From January 2014, the countrys restaurants and hospitality sector will be required to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, identifying the brand. The measure is meant to prevent refilling of old bottles with lower quality oil. Similar regulations are said to be in place in Italy and Portugal. Attempts to introduce EU-wide legislation to this effect have been abandoned earlier this year (see MPPU no.48, June 13).