Traditional olive oil jugs are to be banned from restaurants across Europe following a decision in Brussels.
The European Commission has declared that only non-refillable, pre-packaged factory bottles with tamperproof lids can be used from 2014.
It will end the practice of restaurants sourcing their own artisan products to be used in bottles and dipping bowls.
"We are just protecting consumers", he insisted as he added that the non-refillable bottles would also improve hygiene.
However the move has been criticised as further meddling by unelected bureaucrats.