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EU To Ban Olive Oil Bottles From Restaurants

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#16    freetoroam

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

"We are just making clear that when you want to have olive oil of a certain quality in a restaurant, you get exactly the one you are paying for," Mr Bailly said.

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Those who expect the olive oil of a certain quality, will normally know  the difference.
And if there is a bottle of olive oil on the table, I do not expect to pay extra for it!
So what is this all about? Wickian has mentioned it.
I do agree that the bottles should be labled and if the owner has made their own, then it should say so, then it is down to the consumer to decide if its naff or not and complain if it is to the correct people.
But banning? thats just big brother trying to control everything and everyone....again!
I would rather they concentrate on trying to help small businesses by reducing the amount of taxes they charge them, instead of trying to fine them. Maybe there would be no need to cut corners then.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

View Poststevewinn, on 19 May 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

you have no room to talk, a yank preaching about the quality of food. home of the bouncing cheese etc... say no more.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 19 May 2013 - 11:42 AM, said:

"Michelangelo's famous statue, David, returns to Italy this week after a successful 12 week, 20 city tour in the United States of America."

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 19 May 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

If I recall right, you are producing your own olive oil? Man, I'm jealous! :yes:

Yep, and all that I consider below quality gets pressed again and sold as "extra virgin" elsewhere. No wonder they need laws.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

They can still refill the bottles once empty. Restaurants have been doing that with ketchup for years.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostMichelle, on 19 May 2013 - 04:34 PM, said:

They can still refill the bottles once empty. Restaurants have been doing that with ketchup for years.

a little difficult with the bottle caps required by law in Europe:

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

We have those little pop out plastic pieces on some of our bottles too. I buy certain things by the gallon and keep the jugs in the spare fridge. I refil the smaller bottles to keep in the kitchen.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 18 May 2013 - 11:03 PM, said:


Dare I suggest that this bill was passed at the behest of someone who has a lot of money invested in commercial olive oil?



lol

Sounds like something out of "The Godfather"



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 19 May 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

a little difficult with the bottle caps required by law in Europe:

But yes, there are still very inventive people out there....

while Rome burns literally the EU are more concerned with bottle tops and yet more imposed laws. costing even more money to enforce the new laws. all this in a time of high unemployment across the euro area, and youth unemployment at a record high. never mind times of austerity. - when is the EU going to get its act together? because the last time i checked there wasnt crisis of people concerned with olive oil. the way the EU as dealt with the situation passing LAWS you'd think restaurants were serving engine oil.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

View Poststevewinn, on 19 May 2013 - 05:57 PM, said:

while Rome burns literally the EU are more concerned with bottle tops and yet more imposed laws. costing even more money to enforce the new laws. all this in a time of high unemployment across the euro area, and youth unemployment at a record high. never mind times of austerity. - when is the EU going to get its act together? because the last time i checked there wasnt crisis of people concerned with olive oil. the way the EU as dealt with the situation passing LAWS you'd think restaurants were serving engine oil.

I looks like Rome burns from your side of the channel, mostly because that way you can avoid sweeping in front of your own door.

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