Spain Produces 8,700 Tons in First Month of New Olive Oil Season
Spain’s olive oil production, domestic consumption and exports are all up - but stocks are at a four-year low - for October, the first month of the 2013/14 olive oil season.
Europe’s New Horizon
A new €70 billion EU program for research and innovation, called Horizon 2020, will support new initiatives of small businesses.
U.K. Readies for European Ramp Up of Olive Oil Testing
One company controls 95 percent of olive oil bottling in the United Kingdom -- a fact that may simplify compliance with a new European Union olive oil testing regime.
World Olive Oil Production Predicted to Top 3.2 Million Tons
Global olive oil production is likely to reach at least 3.2 million tons in 2013/14, according to a new, higher estimate.
EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan
A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.
Greek Olive Oil Production Down Fifty Percent
Weather and other natural conditions are being blamed for destroying crops during a critical point of the season.
Spain Starts Season with Low Stocks, Concerns About Forecasts
Spain’s olive oil bottlers are at their lowest stock levels in about four years, according to the latest figures from the Spanish Olive Oil Agency (AAO).
Conditions Ripe in Andalusia for Return to Peak Olive Oil Production
Spain could return to record levels and pump out about 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season, based on a a new forecast that Andalusia alone will make more than 1.3 million tons.
Concern in Europe Over New Olive Oil Standards
Europe’s olive oil sector is keeping a wary eye on the United States and Australia for any moves to introduce mandatory quality standards, the minutes of an E.U. consultation committee show.
Safe Journey For a Few Bottles of Olive Oil
Global logistics provider UPS unveiled in Italy a shipping container made especially for sending olive oil bottles internationally.
Quality Seal Sought to Protect Image of Spanish Olive Oil
Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries.
Catalan Competition Authority Considers Investigation Into Price Manipulation
Growers’ claims that abusive behavior in the olive oil sector is artificially driving down ex-mill prices may be investigated.
Copa Cogeca and Italy’s Traceability Achievement
Copa-Cogeca held an event at the European Parliament to highlight the benefits of olive oil and ensure consumers are better informed.