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Dec. 19, 2016

Australian Farms Face Threat From Deadly Sap-Sucking Bug

The Olive Lace Bug has impacted Western Australia and is threatening to spread further into the country.

Dec. 13, 2016

Australian Supermarket Accused of Using Olive Leaves as Filler in Oregano Products

Several major Australian supermarkets including the popular chain Aldi, have come under fire after it was found that they were padding their oregano products with olive leaves.

Jun. 8, 2016

Australian Star Knows No Boundaries

Rob McGavin has led Boundary Bend to win over increasingly educated Australian consumers. With his company's expansion to the world's largest market, the odds of finding award-winning Cobram Estate olive oils at a store near you are getting better every day.

Jul. 11, 2013

An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand

In Martinborough, New Zealand's an olive-themed harvest festival gave guests a tree-to-table experience.

Jun. 4, 2013

Australian Company Fined for Deceptive Olive Oil Labeling

MOI International sold a product labeled '100% Olive Oil' with small print on the package indicating it was mostly canola.

Dec. 7, 2012

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.

Nov. 5, 2012

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.

Oct. 17, 2012

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.

May. 30, 2012

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.

Jan. 27, 2012

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.

Jan. 24, 2012

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.

Nov. 23, 2011

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.

Jul. 24, 2011

New Zealand Says "No Thanks" to New Olive Oil Standards

As Australian olive oil celebrated new voluntary standards making it more difficult for European exporters to do business there, its sibling isn't along for the ride.

Jul. 21, 2011

Australian Olive Oil Takes the Ball, Runs

Seizing on the momentum of the adoption of new voluntary olive oil standards and wide media coverage, Australian Olive Association President Paul Miller took to the airwaves Wednesday.

Feb. 25, 2011

Gawel: IOC Response to Olive Oil Standards More "Rhetoric"

The Australian olive oil expert said that in criticizing the proposed standards the IOC failed to provide data to support its rationales such as how certain limits were set.

Feb. 18, 2011

Olive Council Calls Proposed Aussie Standards "Barriers to Trade"

The International Olive Council issued a statement calling for the reconsideration of the proposed olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand.

Jan. 31, 2011

Northeast Australia Still Reeling from Historic Floods

“We’ve had record frosts, record dry and record heat and now record flooding. Clearly there are going to be adverse affects. It’s not looking good.” Paul Miller, AOA

Jan. 18, 2011

Leandro Ravetti on Australia's Proposed Olive Oil Standards

The drafting leader of Australia and New Zealand's proposed standards says no international standards in place accommodate the natural variation of olive oils from the region.

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