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Thread: EU set to ban olive oil jugs for restaurants....finally!!!

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    Default EU set to ban olive oil jugs for restaurants....finally!!!

    I don't know how many sleepless nights I've had over this one, but finally those over worked and under paid officials have managed to set yet another marker down for those evil restaurant owners who are out to kill us when they get half a chance.

    Well done EU we need lots more regulations like this. Personally I hope they crack down next on restaurants that give you milk in jugs, how do we even know they are from cows????



    EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants - Telegraph


    "This is sort of thing that gets the EU a deservedly bad name. I shouldn't say so but I hope people disobey this ban," said an official.

    "It will seem bonkers that olive oil jugs must go while vinegar bottles or refillable wine jugs can stay."

    Responding to the ban, Martin Callanan MEP, the leader of the European Conservative and Reformist group, asked: "Is it April 1st?".

    "With the euro crisis, a collapse in confidence in the EU, and a faltering economy surely the commission has more important things to worry about than banning refillable olive oil bottles? They should be seeking to reduce unnecessary packaging," he said.

    A Defra spokesperson said: “While we welcome some of the new rules on improved labelling, we did not support this ban as it will likely lead to unnecessary waste and place added burdens on businesses.

    “We will continue to work with the catering industry to help them adapt to these changes.”

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    First they came for exposed olive oil jugs....



    ....then they came for waitresses' exposed jugs.
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    Yeah I can see this happening in Europe alright. How are you supposed to put Olive oil on a table? Utter madness from over paid, underworked, bureaucrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    I don't know how many sleepless nights I've had over this one, but finally those over worked and under paid officials have managed to set yet another marker down for those evil restaurant owners who are out to kill us when they get half a chance.

    Well done EU we need lots more regulations like this. Personally I hope they crack down next on restaurants that give you milk in jugs, how do we even know they are from cows????



    EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants - Telegraph
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    Isn't the problem of fake olive oil a very serious one though?

    I recall reading somewhere that almost all olive oil is controlled by the mob, and that what most people buy is heavily diluted.

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    My ma's Spanish - there's no way they're going to take this lying down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. jings View Post
    My ma's Spanish - there's no way they're going to take this lying down.
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    I thought it was just for selling olive oil and bringing your own jars, or buying them to recycle next time around.

    There was a problem in Spain a few years ago when people bought some olive oil which was contaminated with industrial stuff. Many people died and many suffered permanent disability because of that. But the oil could have been sold in sealed bottles; it would have had the same lethal effect.

    The new EU rules will affect some Whole Foods stores which offer pour your own olive oil, lots of varieties, small self seal bottles just £2.50 + the cost of the oil.

    The fashion nowadays is to have bread and other foods unsealed on open shelves, fish on ice in the front of the shop (on hot days too). The maggots are free.

    I'd have thought that the EU should be more concerned about food contamination rather than olive oil.
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    this is the best news ive heard since they got that Banana problem straightened out.

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    I love this story simply because it's opened my eyes to Olive Oil Times!

    Widespread Backlash Over Refillable Olive Oil Bottle Ban

    The telegraph are having kittens over this. I think they've more articles on it today than the beheading.

    Rafael Sánchez de Puerta, president of the working group on olive oil of of European farmer federation Copa-Cogeca, said the strong reaction against the measure had come as a surprise.

    “Perhaps we haven’t explained it well because really it’s a simple measure that is positive for everyone.”

    The traditional ‘aceiteras‘ found on restaurant tables in countries such as Spain and Italy are detrimental in many ways. Their shape exposes the oil to light over a large surface area and the oil is also regularly exposed to air- two natural enemies of olive oil. And the fact that they usually never run out – restaurants tend to keep topping them up from 5l bottles of olive oil – is also undesirable, he said
    Ah come on. Seriously?
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