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Agrifood 01-06-2021

Commission awards historic EU protection for African food

South Africa's 'rooibos' dried leaves and stems, used to produce the eponymous herbal-infused tea, have become the first African food to receive the status of geographical indication (GIs) in the European Union.
Agrifood 15-04-2021

End of the halloumi protection saga brings prospects of peace in Cyprus

The importance of the freshly awarded EU protection for halloumi cheese goes beyond its food implication: key political actors have seen it as a historic opportunity to enhance economic cooperation and bring the two national communities in Cyprus closer.
Agrifood 26-02-2021

Italy, Slovenia await Commission to settle balsamic vinegar dispute

Italy is up in arms, trying to defend the world-famous balsamic vinegar of Modena from an attempt to 'standardise' its production made by Slovenia, and the European Commission appears to have until 3 March to settle the issue.
Agrifood 20-01-2021

EU Court leaves Cyprus on the grill as halloumi trademark rift heats up

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed the claim of a Cypriot producers' organisation who challenged the trademark validation of Bulgarian halloumi-sounding products arguing that they could deceive consumers.
Agrifood 29-06-2017

European agri-food: A typical example of quality

The European Union has put in place strict rules that govern food quality. The prestige this has created around the world has made the bloc competitive at the highest level. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.
Agrifood 19-04-2017

Italy introduces new labelling law for dairy products

Starting on Wednesday, Italian dairy product labels will have to show the origin of their ingredients. Italy’s agriculture minister hopes the experiment will be copied by other EU countries. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
Agrifood 18-02-2016

Rip-off Italian products can ‘no longer be tolerated’

An Italian MEP has urged the European Commission to crack down on ‘Italian sounding’ products that pose a threat to his country’s valuable artisanal food industry. EURACTIV Italy reports.