Making Olive Oil
California Commission Releases Proposed Olive Oil Standards
The newly created Olive Oil Commission of California made its recommendations for new grade and labeling standards to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture.
How Expert Advice is Helping Catalonia’s Olive Oil Sector
IRTA olive oil expert Agustí Romero shares practical examples of helping improve olive oil marketing and quality.
An Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook edited by Claudio Peri is a welcome resource for anyone who has been following the olive oil quality conversation
Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels
A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.
Council Seeks Input on Olive Oil Definitions and Test Methods
Under a new system designed to boost transparency, the IOC has begun circulating proposals on new or revised methods of analysis, parameters or limits.
Most EVOOs Score Well in New Test for Phenolic Compounds
Half of the EVOOs bought at supermarkets and local stores have an excellent phenolic profile, according to a test using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Making Connections at Cleo’s Fine Oils
One Maryland purveyor is encouraging customers to discover high-quality extra virgin olive oils and the people who craft them.
The Next Revolution in Olive Oil Production
A dramatic decrease in time and energy needed in the mill is likely to be the next big change in olive oil production, one expert predicts.
Who’s Who On New Olive Oil Commission of California
To improve the state’s competitiveness the commission is expected to set meaningful and mandatory olive oil standards.
Why Deoleo Chose ‘Tetra Prisma’ Packaging for its Koipe Brand
Deoleo’s Koipe brand will be the latest to offer an olive oil product in a Tetra Prisma® pack, already popular for milk and fruit juices.
Rural Payments Agency Trials UK Oil Testing
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has commenced with a trial olive oil inspection at the largest bottler in the UK, as part of preparations for enforcing new EU-wide regulations.
Worldwide Study of Olive Oil Growers’ Production Costs
The true cost of producing olives for olive oil is under investigation by an IOC-appointed committee due to report by May.
Expert Says Eradication of New Olive Tree Disease in Europe Unlikely
Will Italy be able to eradicate the disease which has already devastated 8,000 ha of olive groves in Lecce? And what is the risk of the plant pathogen spreading elsewhere in Europe?