Olive oil: RPA moves to protect consumers and responsible traders

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Notes to Editors:
The detailed rules for EU marketing standards on olive oil are set out in two Commission Regulations.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 covers the marketing standards for olive oil including the setting of labelling requirements.
Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 sets out in detail the characteristics of each category olive oil and established the relevant methods of analysis.

These will be enforced in the UK by The Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) Regulations 2014.

* RPA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), providing a range of key services in support of the department’s objectives, including making rural payments, carrying out rural inspections, and livestock tracing.

*Photographs from the trial inspection are available from the RPA press office

*Media only contact: Adam Fisher, RPA Press Office, 01189 687959 adam.fisher@rpa.gsi.gov.uk

Adam Fisher I Media Manager I Customer Directorate
Rural Payments Agency I Room 400 I North Gate House
Valpy Street I Reading RG1 1AF
adam.fisher@rpa.gsi.gov.uk
0118 9687 959 Ext 27959
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