Refillable olive oil decanters to be BANNED anyway by Spain within days!

Refillable olive oil decanters in bars in Spain will be banned within days after the Ministry of Agriculture announced it will shortly (this or next week?) present legislation. 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 Continue reading Refillable olive oil decanters to be BANNED anyway by Spain within days!

Olive oil decanter ban dropped by the EU after much mockery

The EU has decided to drop its plan to remove olive oil decanters from tables, meaning that my morning tostada is safe! The EU has dropped plans to ban restaurants from using refillable jugs and bowls of olive oil, after they drew consumer criticism and even ridicule. The policy would have forced restaurants to only serve olive oil in tamper-proof packaging, labelled to EU standards, as of next year. The move had been aimed at Continue reading Olive oil decanter ban dropped by the EU after much mockery

Olive oil decanters in bars banned by EU

The traditional olive oil decanter found on every single restaurant table and bar counter is Spain has been banned by the EU, and Spain will now pass a law with immediate effect to order their withdrawal. The reason isn’t why you think it would be. Hygiene is not a problem. It’s actually to combat olive oil fraud. The EU reckons that consumers are being misled by the use of refillable olive oil decanters on tables, Continue reading Olive oil decanters in bars banned by EU

Almeria – Italia shipping line announced for olive oil

Backed with oodles of EU money, an Italian shipping line is trialling  a new Almería – Chivitasvecchia (Where? Somewhere near Rome) shipping line. It’s part of the EU’s new Marco Polo scheme which aims to join different parts of the EU via maritime shipping links, instead of having everything moved around by lorry. Ustica Lines will participate as the maritime carrier for the new SSS (Short Sea Shipping). In essence, instead of all the fruit Continue reading Almeria – Italia shipping line announced for olive oil

How to look after olive oil

From my Cañada del Marqués tin of olive oil: This package protects of the light and favors the perfect conservation of all characteristics organoloepticas of the extra virgen olive oil. Close thitgly. Whats a “characteristics organoloepticas”? At €35 a can, you’d think they’d use a human translator.