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May. 7, 2013

Busy Year for Olive Oil Trade Group

The North American Olive Oil Association, which represents olive oil importers, had plenty to do in 2012, said its chairman, John Sessler.

Apr. 29, 2013

California Proposes Olive Oil Commission

If a bill currently working its way through is successful, California could have a new commission to oversee its olive oil industry.

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.

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.

Nov. 9, 2012

U.S. Olive Oil Imports Continue Steady Climb

Olive oil and olive pomace oil imports into the United States grew 7 percent this year, according to the latest Olive Council figures.

Nov. 2, 2012

European Commission Asked to Act on Threat of U.S. 'Trade Barriers'

Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament about potential harm for E.U. exporters from the proposed U.S. marketing order.

Oct. 24, 2012

Spanish Producers Fear Imminent U.S. Import Restrictions

Spanish olive oil producers are up in arms over the “unfair” and “absurd” marketing order being considered in the United States Congress.

Oct. 4, 2012

Trade Commission Investigates Olive Oil Industry 'Competitiveness'

The global competitiveness of the U.S. commercial olive oil industry will be the subject of a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigation.

Jul. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Importers Ask FDA for 'Enhanced Standard of Identity'

The NAOOA, whose members are companies that import olive oil into the U.S., petitioned the FDA to adopt standards established by the International Olive Council.

Jun. 25, 2012

Golden Bless, Part 3

Our business is only a year old and we have a long way to go to take over the world, but we are working on it.

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