29 Feb

EU Seeks Answers From Italy Over Olive Oil Labels

The European Commission has given Italy two months to explain why it obliges olive oil producers to mark the origin of the olives on product labels in contravention of E.U. laws, a spokesman said Friday. “As far as we are concerned, that is not in conformity with European legislation, where voluntary labeling is possible but […]

29 Feb

Indiquer l’origine des olives pour l’huile est illégal

Les producteurs d’huile d’olive vierge italiens, obligés d’informer les consommateurs de la provenance de leurs olives, sont en infraction avec les règles de l’Union européenne car cette précision fausse la concurrence, a précisé vendredi la Commission. Les services de la Commission européenne ont adressé une mise en demeure aux autorités italiennes pour les sommer de […]

25 Feb

Turkish Olive and olive oil producers and exporters seek compromise

An “Olive and Olive Oil Sector fact-finding” conference bringing together the sector’s 42 leading names was held to brainstorm ideas on producer premiums, European Union quotas, domestic consumption and promoting export facilities. During the conference the sector’s weak and strong points were discussed and proposals were designated. It was divided in five main working groups […]

04 Sep

Turkish Olive growers call for increased olive oil consumption

While the rest of the Mediterannean consumes most of the olive oil it produces, olive oil consumption in Turkey is the lowest in the region. Turks consume one kilogram of the oil a year while their neighbors comsume an average of 15. Producers in Ayvalık say it’s time the government inspires Turks to buy and […]

30 Aug

Belazu Gives Olive Oil a Hard Time

A UK first has been achieved by Mediterranean specialist Belazu with the introduction of two solid Extra Virgin Olive Oil products into the retail market. ‘Belazu Premier Choix Spreadable Oil’ is made from the brand’s liquid Premier Choix Extra Virgin Olive Oil and offers all the practical and culinary versatility of butter, but with all […]