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‘Domina’ Contest Debuts in Palermo

A new contest dedicated to extra virgin olive oils was held in Palermo with 300 entrees.

Europe Moves Forward with Rules to Prevent Influx of Plant Pests

Measures moved forward to prevent plant pests inadvertently entering EU territory and ensure that rapid response mechanisms are in place to quickly eradicate infected plants.
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In Montoro, a Focus on Finance, Quality and Tourism

The picturesque town of Montoro celebrated the 18th Olive Fair.

Italy Strengthens Sanctions for Olive Oil Fraud

The Italian government approved modifications to a draft legislative decree which would have decriminalized penalties for counterfeiting. The new measure provides for new administrative sanctions and introduces a system of traceability.
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Italy Crowns Pruning Champ

Olive tree pruning is an ancient craft, and skilled pruners can have a major effect on a farm's quality and yield. In Italy, the importance of proper pruning is highlighted at an annual competition.

Trade Deal Would Remove Tariff Imbalance for U.S. Olive Oil Producers

As American olive oil producers continue efforts to expand the market for their products, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would provide significant relief to exporters.
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Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level

After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level.

Study Finds Treatments Reduce Symptoms But Do Not Eliminate Xf in Olive Trees

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that treatments used on olive trees in Apulia (Puglia) affected by the bacteria have resulted in a reduction in symptoms, but are not successful in eliminating the disease.