Articles about Australia Olive Oil Industry Megatrends Simon Field looks at some global trends to consider when planning to sustain and grow olive oil enterprises. Australia and New Zealand Shine at International Olive Oil Competition Australia and New Zealand punched above their weight at the 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week. New World Fails in Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil New World producers have again failed in a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil, which they say acts as a trade barrier. Pop-up Olive Grove in Sydney Australian Masterchef contestant Justine Schofield took to the stove to cook up a Spanish style feast for the people of Sydney. Australia Awards Best Extra Virgins for 2012 With its high altitude, cool climate and selected olive varieties, Abilene Grove Blend was rated this year's best Australian EVOO. Australian Supermarket Adopts Standard, but Only for Private Label Coles said it will phase out house branded olive oils that do not adhere to the standard by the end of this year. Local producers want more. Chinese Investors Purchase Australia’s Kailis Organic Olive Oil The investors paid AUD$15 million for the company started in 2001 by Mark Kailis, son of the Red Rooster fast food chain founder. Extra Virgin Vigilance in Australia Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined a local olive oil producer for alleged mislabelling and promises more action on fake extra virgin olive oils. Council Calls Canada, Australia Olive Oil Import Trends ‘Worrying’ A decline in olive oil imports into Canada and Australia is “worrying,” the International Olive Council declares in its April newsletter. New Standards Getting Traction in Australia Reports that many olive oils on the shelves in South Australia were adulterated with sunflower, canola and even lampante oil has put the spotlight on a new standard's usefulness in protecting consumer confidence and safety. Woolworths Agrees to Offer Kailis Organic Olive Oil Under Private Label Woolworths has agreed stock the failed company's olive oil as part of its "Macro Wholefoods Market" range. Administrators Take Control of Failed Olive Oil Producer Kailis Organic The Perth company, led by Mark Kailis of Western Australia’s dynastic Kailis family, failed to raise enough working capital to maintain operations after suffering major losses this year. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.