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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.

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.

May. 3, 2012

Olive Oil Promotion Hits 1,500 Bakeries Around Spain

The Spanish Interprofessional organization of olive oil has recently commenced a campaign in 1,500 Spanish bakeries as part of the European program for promotion of olive oil.

Apr. 27, 2012

103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

1,600 colleagues will gather to focus on the science and business dynamics currently driving the global fats and oils industries.

Feb. 23, 2012

USDA Surveys the Chemical Profiles of American Olive Oils

A new study illustrates the chemical diversity of olive oil varietals in the U.S. to fine-tune standards and prevent trade restrictions for American exporters.

Jan. 28, 2012

California Senators Hear Industry's Call for a 'Level Playing Field'

Dan Flynn, Tom Mueller, Mike Bradley, Bob Bauer. It's no wonder one senator called it the "most interesting informational meeting I've ever been to."

Jan. 24, 2012

Stakeholders to Testify at California Olive Oil Hearing

Extra virgin olive oil fraud will be the topic of an informational hearing Thursday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

Jul. 12, 2011

Barjol Calls for "Synergy" in New Olive Oil Promo Campaign

Calling the American market a "top priority," Olive Council Director Jean-Louis Barjol was in Washington to kick off a new $1.7M promotion campaign under the slogan "Add Some Life."

Jun. 22, 2011

Council Chooses Exponent PR to Promote Olive Oil in North America

An IOC spokesperson said that having reviewed the six applications made last month, its Tenders Evaluation Committee had proposed Exponent PR as the successful bidder from three finalists.

Jun. 10, 2011

Stephen Mandia, Sovena USA

Steve Mandia founded the East Coast Olive Oil Corporation in 1991 and guided its growth to become one of the largest olive oil importers in the United States.

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