Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), is a geographical indicator ensuring that only products genuinely originating in that region are allowed in commerce. Protected Geographical Status (PGS) is a legal framework defined in European Union law to protect the names of regional foods.
Only PDO certification provides consumers with a guarantee that they are buying the genuine product.
The purpose of the law is to protect the reputation of the regional foods and misleading of consumers by non-genuine products, which may be of inferior quality or of different flavour.
Olives (with or without spices) should be kept fully immersed in its brine, and will keep well in room temperature. Remember to keep them well sealed & away from heat and light. Refrigeration may be an option and this will help maintain its quality longer.
Olives fully immersed in oil (with or without spices) will keep well in room temperature. Remember to keep them well sealed & away from heat and light so that oil does not get rancid. Refrigeration may be an option and this will help maintain its quality longer.