The European Commission published its decision in the EU Official Journal of 31 January, noting that ‘Bračko maslinovo ulje’ has been entered in the register.
Bračko maslinovo ulje is an extra virgin olive oil obtained exclusively using mechanical processes, with at least 80% of the product being made of the “oblica” variety of olives.
This olive oil can be produced only on Brač Island. Olive growing has become a symbol of the island and its most common variety is the “oblica” or “Brač” olive, which is registered in the world catalogue of olive varieties, the ministry reported.
Croatia now has 33 agricultural and food products registered in the European Union as a protected designation of origin or protected geographical indication.