Ban Imminent on Refillable Olive Oil Bottles in Spanish Restaurants and Bars
A new law banning refillable olive oil containers in Spain’s restaurants and bars will come into effect on January 1.
Uruguayan Producers Say Exports Will Triple Last Year’s
Increased local consumption, exports and market mobilization continue to demonstrate Uruguay's potential as a small but vital player on the world olive oil stage.
In Search of Mislabeled Olive Oil to Make a Buck
Reading the 2010 study that found most extra virgin olive oils mislabeled, a Washington man went out to find one to complain about.
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.