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.
Council Hears Why Olive Oil Quality Seals Are Burgeoning
A renewed effort to reach a single international standard for olive oil was called for by members of the sector attending a recent International Olive Council meeting, the IOC says in a summary of the event.
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.
Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry In Crisis
Argentina's olive oil industry is struggling to compete on the world stage and lacks the internal market to absorb the resulting surplus.
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.
Council Taking Closer Look at Olive Oil Quality Seals
Producers from California and Australia are among those invited to a meeting on quality seals and other strategies to promote olive oil quality.
Olive Oil Promotional Campaign Launches in Brazil
“It goes with everything that’s good” is the slogan behind a new campaign to teach Brazilians about the health benefits and culinary versatility of olive oil and table olives.
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.