This is despite the fact that the previous initiative, by the EU, collapsed after the UK´s David Cameron used the initiative to highlight EU waste and micromanagement.
Spain says that it considers the “fraud” of using low quality olive oil on tables to be a major consumer issue.
Bollocks. Who, outside of a Michelin star restaurant, ever cared about that?
It´s the few larger olive oil companies lobbying for non-refillable bottles (they will have the same widget as the bottles of booze you buy in Spain) so they can push out all the local producers, who can´t afford the fancy bottles and will thus have to withdraw from the consumer market, instead selling their production to the large cooperatives.
We´ll know more once the legislation is published, but shortly olive oil decanters will vanish, to be replaced by impossible-to-open-without-spilling sterilised single use monodosis capsules, or funny looking branded bottles which will spill at right angles when poured.
The Junta de Andalucia, together with the Andalucia Olive Oil Distribution Federation, says it is broadly in favour of the move.