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EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:52PM BST 17 May 2013 | Bruno Waterfield

Posted on 05/17/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The European Union is to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables in a move described by one of Britain’s top cooks as authoritarian and damaging to artisan food makers.

The small glass jugs filled with green- or gold-colored 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 prepackaged factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labeling in line with EU industrial standards. …

The European Commissions justification for the ban, under special Common Agriculture Policy regulations, is “hygiene” and to protect the “image of olive oil” with a measure that will benefit struggling industrial producers in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. …

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1 posted on 05/17/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bloomberg is in Europe? Who know.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 10:01:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Olog-hai

When are people going to tell this faceless Brussels drones to go ‘ef themselves?


3 posted on 05/17/2013 10:02:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Olog-hai

“...must be in prepackaged factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labeling in line with EU industrial standards.”

Wow. That’ll really bring ambiance to the dining experience!

Maybe they could substitute potentially lethal metal forks and knifes with plastic sporks while they’re at it.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 10:03:51 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Olog-hai

I do a lot of traveling, am just about as serious an ‘amateur’ chef as you’ll find, and maintain that anyone on a remotely reasonable budget who visits Italy or France (especially Paris, especially Rome) “for the food” is better off staying home.

You’re worried about olive oil? Worry about the fact European producers have been mixing it with Sunflower and even petroleum oil for decades. Stay away from Italian olive oil unless you know exactly where it’s from (or your vendor does.) I buy Israeli olive oil.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 10:06:41 PM PDT by golux
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To: Olog-hai
I was at an academic awards banquet Tuesday night held at our local High School. The Superintendent of the Schools made an announcement to the gathered host that they could not serve people salt in the School because it was against the law.

No, I am not kidding.

6 posted on 05/17/2013 10:08:34 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Olog-hai

Popeye: (bangs table) “SERVICE!”
Olive Oyl: “Yeah, service. That’s what we want!”

Maitre de Bluto: “Sorry, monsewer. We may no longer serve your skinny girlfriend.”


7 posted on 05/17/2013 10:11:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DemforBush
"Maybe they could substitute potentially lethal metal forks and knifes with plastic sporks while they’re at it."

"Sounds good to me!"


8 posted on 05/17/2013 10:18:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

Totalitarian centralized gubmint ...

Submit


9 posted on 05/17/2013 10:24:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

Here we go again.
“THEY” pass a law to ‘protect’ us BUT allow anyone that would take advantage of the ‘bad’ usage of containers ANOTHER 6 months to create a problem that hasn’t been there BUT might just happen.

I had the radio on and heard ‘them’ talking about NY and NJ trying to raise the age for cigarettes from 18-21.
The news reader then said ‘They were going to do this in Texas but figured they would lose too much tax money’.

At least the POLS used to try mask the stupidity and absurdity of the idiotic ‘laws’.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 10:27:03 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Olog-hai
Olive Oyl didn't have jugs.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 10:41:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: doc1019
Well, gollyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.I didn't know olive oil had an *image.*


12 posted on 05/17/2013 10:45:18 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Olog-hai

Amazing watching groups vote themselves into slavery. In by inch until there is nothing left.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 10:46:36 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

What was the reaction of the crowd?


14 posted on 05/17/2013 10:54:30 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: vpintheak

Nobody gets to vote for the European Commission. They’re all appointed. The European Parliament’s members are voted in (they weren’t originally), but they have no power of legislative initiative and act only as a rubber stamp for the Commission, who both writes laws and passes them. (What’s missing here? Yup, separation of powers; the executive is both writing and passing laws.)


15 posted on 05/17/2013 10:56:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Restaurants would have small bottles of Olive oil and vinegar for their diner’s salad. This gave the diner control on how much tartness he wanted his salad dressing of oil and vinegar. The EU is messing with a tradition the diners will resent. I hope the backlash from this dictate leaves the EU with egg on their faces.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 10:58:46 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

The EU is circling the bowl and they’re worried about this?


17 posted on 05/17/2013 11:18:37 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Policy and law are not the same thing. If the Superintendent doesn’t understand this distinction he needs to go back to school.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 11:32:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Veggie Todd

It’s their “beneficial crisis”, so they think they have carte blanche to sneak whatever they feel like doing past the radar.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Q: What do you get when you mix 15 parts ammonium nitrate to one part olive oil?

A: Carbon-neutral ANFO.

20 posted on 05/17/2013 11:46:56 PM PDT by cynwoody
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