Making Olive Oil 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? Majorcan Table Olives Win European Protection Aceituna de Mallorca, or Majorcan table olives, are now listed among Europe's protected agri-food products. New Olive Variety Launched by Agromillora A new olive tree, Oliana, is said to offer higher yield per hectare than Arbequina and Arbosana, the varieties it was bred from. Eleotechnia Exhibition Showcases Innovation The 6th Eleotechnia Exhibition featured businesses involved in the export, production and marketing of Greek olive oil. Blended Oils ‘Bad for Transparency’ Critics say products offering a mix of olive oil and other vegetable oils risk undermining quality and transparency in the olive oil sector. Greek Producers Look Beyond Gold They may have won gold in New York, but two Greek olive oil producers are still aiming high and remembering their roots. Europe Acts to Stop Spread of Olive Tree Killer The European Union has banned the movement of some plants out of the Lecce, in Italy’s Apulia region, to help prevent the spread of the devastating disease which has already infected hundreds of olive trees there. Olive Council Examines ‘Legality’ of Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oils The growing range of extra virgin olive oils flavored with plant extracts poses a dilemma for the olive oil sector. Are they extra virgin? © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.