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Detail

Area
European Union
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Olive oil
Date
01/11/2013
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Labelling
Description
Imposed restaurants and hospitality sector to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, identifying the brand.
Notes
SPAIN – olive oil consumption: From January 2014, the country’s 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).