News Briefs

Judging Concludes at World Olive Oil Competition

The results will be revealed tomorrow night, May 10, during a press conference that will draw 200 olive oil producers, retailers, distributors, food industry professionals and press.

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.
Special Report

Judging Underway at World Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o’clock (EDT) the first samples were distributed to 18 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

Texas Governor Signs Olive Oil Advisory Board Bill Into Law

The creation of the advisory board will make it easier for olive growers and oil producers to apply for specific grants and implement quality standards.
Olive Oil Times Special

U.S. Trade Rep. to Hold Public Hearing on Olive Oil Tariffs

Among those giving testimony at the hearing will be the executive director of the North American Olive Oil Association, which is also circulating a petition to get olive oil removed from the list.

53th Meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee Held in Cairo

The meeting in Cairo of the IOC Advisory Committee looks at a more sustainable olive oil market, restates the value of the panel test
Special Report

Big Turnout Expected at 7th World Olive Oil Competition Awards Night

Olive oil's premier event continues to draw more people with each edition of its annual gala.

Trade Group Petitions U.S. Over Potential Olive Oil Tariffs

The North American Olive Oil Association has said American consumers will be directly hurt by potential tariffs on European olive oil imports and called the suggested move a "tax" on Americans' health.