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Jun. 25, 2013

Farm Bill Amendment Draws Attention to Divided Industry

The battle over an import control provision drew attention to a greatly divided olive oil industry.

Jun. 7, 2013

U.S. Continues to Dominate World Olive Oil Imports

The United States took in 40 percent of global olive oil imports in the first six months of this season, according to recent IOC figures.

May. 28, 2013

Olive Oil Lawsuits Loom

Lawsuits targeting producers for mislabeling are popping up, and might represent just the tip of the litigation iceberg.

Apr. 29, 2013

Court Finds Olive Oil Grades Mean Little to 'Ordinary' Consumers

A New York court sees no evidence that the perceptions of most consumers align with various labeling standards for olive oil.

Apr. 12, 2013

Imports Up Sharply in Japan and China, Modest Gain in U.S.

Imports are up 31 percent in Japan, 24 percent in China, 15 percent in Canada and just 3 percent in the United States.

Apr. 7, 2013

Deborah Rogers, Cofounder of California's 'The Olive Press,' Resigns

The California olive oil industry pioneer said she was stepping down from the company she cofounded to start a new consulting business.

Mar. 21, 2013

Italian Olive Oil Producer on FDA 'Red List' is Costco Supplier

The Italian company that produces Costco's Kirkland's Best brand has had 98 containers detained after the FDA issued an import alert.

Mar. 19, 2013

Olive Oil Detained Due to Pesticide Traces

The detection of pesticide traces has stranded 98 shipping containers of Italian olive oil in the ports of New York and Seattle.

Feb. 27, 2013

Olive Oil’s High-Oleic Rivals Mounting

Production of high-oleic acid soybean oil is set to rise 20-fold in less than five years and biotech giants expect demand to grow fast.

Feb. 7, 2013

Trade Group Sues Olive Oil Producer for Deceptive Labeling

It was the first time the North American Olive Oil Association, a trade group of importers, has taken legal action against a producer.

Feb. 3, 2013

‘Extra Virginity’ Author’s Latest Investigation Raises Questions

Author Tom Mueller has stirred debate by blasting the competitor of a company he has repeatedly championed.

Jan. 18, 2013

U.S. Olive Oil Consumption Up 9 Percent in Latest Figures

Olive oil imports increased 38 percent in China, 21 percent in Japan, and 9 percent in both the United States and Brazil.

Jan. 17, 2013

Portugal's Experience Banning Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.

Dec. 3, 2012

Three Fronts Converging in U.S. Olive Oil Industry

Three fronts, and the opposition to them, underscore the growing strength and voice of the U.S. domestic olive oil industry.

Nov. 30, 2012

Industry Notables Set to Testify at USITC Hearing

Witnesses from three continents are scheduled to testify at a public hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission Wednesday.

Nov. 30, 2012

Spanish Olive Oil Tours American Cities

A campaign took to American cooking schools, restaurants and corporate dining rooms to demonstrate how to use Spanish olive oil.

Nov. 28, 2012

European Commission Calls Proposed Olive Oil Marketing Order 'Unfair'

The E.U. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said a proposed U.S. marketing order for olive oil would cause unfair delays and costs.

Nov. 19, 2012

Olive Center Offers Chemical Testing

The renowned California research center is offering olive oil chemical and sensory evaluations for producers, importers and retailers.

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