North America

Course for Advanced Tasters at McEvoy Ranch

On February 8, noted researcher AgustĂ­ Romero will teach a course examining the causes of various olive oil attributes.

‘New World’ Producers Set to Announce Trade Group to Rival International Olive Council

An announcement is expected on the formation of a trade group made up of New World olive oil producing countries, an organization that would rival the Madrid-based International Olive Council.

U.S. Producers’ Group, Waving ’60 Minutes’ Report, Calls Trade Agreement a ‘Missed Opportunity’

The American Olive Oil Producers Association said the Trans-Pacific Partnership "should have been the beginning of a forum of New World olive oil producing countries."

Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Informational Meeting

The OOCC was formed by the California olive oil industry for the purpose of developing, verifying and enforcing standards for California olive oil, and for conducting research on olives and olive oil. It held a meeting in Sacramento last week.
Special Report

Olive Council Elects New Leader

The Council of Members nominated Abdellatif Ghedira, a Tunisian, who was selected among a group of applicants including Moroccan and Spanish candidates.

Deoleo Recalls Bertolli and Carapeilli Olive Oils it Says May Have ‘Prematurely Spoiled’

Deoleo USA issued a recall of some of its Bertolli and Carapelli products distributed in the U.S. from January through May, 2015.
Olive Oil Times Special

Floridians Look to a Future with Local Olive Oil

The Sunshine State's high humidity and heavy rains have long been seen as inhospitable to the olive, but it's too soon to know if recent efforts will bear fruit.

Pompeian and Dcoop Subsidiary Mercaoleo Announce Partnership

Baltimore's Pompeian Group and Mercaoleo, the Spanish subsidiary of the world’s top olive oil producer, have partnered to address the growing US market.