EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Rules of marketing olive oil:
It is officially entering into force the obligation to indicate on the label the origin of the olives used. To produce virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to the new Community Regulation, it will no longer be possible to place as Made in Italy the’Extra virgin olive oil obtained from Spanish, Greek and Tunisian olives withoutno clear and transparent information.In particular, on the label of true Italian oil, the writings should be reported as For example “obtained from Italian olives”, “obtained from olives cultivated in Italy” or “100% by Italian olives “Whereas for mixtures of different origin will be specified if they are “mixtures of Community olive oils”. Mixtures of non-Community olive oils” or “mixtures of Community and non-Community olive oils”. The extension of the obligation to indicate on the label the origin of the olives used to produce extra virgin olive oil Of olive in all European countries is a consistent response to the need to ensure transparency in the choices of Buying Community consumers and fighting scams. In 2008 Italy – according to Coldiretti – imported 485 million pounds of olive oil which, without the labeling. They ‘confuse’ with the national production that was just over 600 million pounds. In other words almost one. Bottle on two made in Italy contains oil from foreign olives.
* Source: EC Regulation No. 182 of March 6, 2009