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EU to Ban Olive Jugs from Restaurants

The small glass jugs filled with green or gold coloured extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week.

From next year olive oil "presented at a restaurant table" must be in pre-packaged, factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labelling in line with EU industrial standards.

The use of classic, refillable glass jugs or glazed terracotta dipping bowls and the choice of a restaurateur to buy olive oil from a small artisan producer or family business will be outlawed.

Source: The Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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  • EdwinNJ||

    I doubt the restaurants all over the EU are going to actually do this

  • UnCivilServant||

    I can see the Greeks jumping all over enforcing this regulation, with all the surpluses from their utopian tax collection system.

    I shouldn't post sleep deprived.

  • Free Society||

    I bet Michael Bloomberg jerks off to stories like this.

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