Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Greece
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Olive oil
Date
01/12/2017
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Food standards & food safety policies
Description
Required its restaurant and hospitality sector to serve olive oil only in its original packaging, with the aim of promoting quality and protecting consumers from fraud.
Notes
From January 2018, the country’s restaurant 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 grade olive oil, thus promoting quality and protecting consumers from fraud. While comparable regulations are in place in Italy, Portugal and Spain, efforts to introduce EU-wide legislation to this effect were suspended back in 2013 (see MPPU June ’13).