PDO identification for Halkidiki green olives

AMNA–The ‘Halkidiki Green Olive‘ brand name, referring to the variety of green olives produced in the region of Halkidiki, northern Greece, will soon be registered in the EU as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product thus acquiring a high added value, it was announced on Tuesday. The EU quality schemes identify products and foodstuffs farmed and produced to exacting specifications.

The PDO identification process for the green olives produced in Halkidiki was temporarily delayed following objections raised by producers in Belgium and Canada in an effort to protect their own interests.