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Apr. 27, 2016

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

Apr. 21, 2016

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.

Apr. 21, 2016

Italian Producers of the World's Best Olive Oils Express Elation

NYIOOC award-winning olive oil producers reacted with elation to the news that their products were among the best in the world, just a year after one of the worst years on record.

Apr. 14, 2016

World's Best Olive Oils for 2016 Announced

The results of the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition were announced at a packed press conference this evening.

Apr. 14, 2016

The World's Best Olive Oils, Delivered

The New York International Olive Oil Competition announced the coming launch of the Best Olive Oils Marketplace, where you can buy this year's award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

Apr. 14, 2016

International Culinary Center to Offer Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

The new program's executive director, Curtis Cord and Dorothy Hamilton, the founder of the International Culinary Center, announced the joint project at the NYIOOC press conference today.

Apr. 11, 2016

Judging Underway at World's Largest Olive Oil Competition

The judges for the New York International Olive Oil Competition have begun analyzing 827 entries from 25 countries to identify this year's best extra virgin olive oils.

Apr. 6, 2016

Research Confirms Xf to Blame for Desiccation of Salento Trees

A project funded by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA confirmed that the destruction was caused by the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.

Apr. 1, 2016

Report on Italian Olive Oil and the World Consumer

The first report on Italian extra virgin olive oil and the world consumer has been released by Extract, the observatory set up by Unaprol and Ixè

Apr. 1, 2016

Italy Launches First Olive Sector Plan

The State-Regions Conference approved the first National olive sector plan that should be implemented by the end of summer

Apr. 1, 2016

Andalusia Declares Its Agriculture Xylella-Free

After the completion of 600 tests on regional crops ranging from olives to almonds and citrus, Andalusia determines the plague has not penetrated its borders.

Mar. 30, 2016

3rd 'Food Expo Greece' Showcases Mediterranean Foods

The third Food Expo Greece took place near Athens, attracting 970 exhibitors, 153 of them exhibiting olive oil, plus 55,000 trade visitors, including 1,200 from 55 countries outside Greece.

Mar. 30, 2016

Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud

Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.

Mar. 29, 2016

'Best Olive Oils Marketplace' Opens to U.S. Vendors

With just a few clicks, consumers and retail buyers will now be able to order NYIOOC award-winners directly from U.S. merchants who stock them

Mar. 25, 2016

2nd Olive Oil Competition Highlights Cretan Brands

The 2nd Cretan Olive Oil Competition took place March 19 to 20 in Rethymno, Crete, awarding prizes for the best standardized conventional and organic Cretan extra virgin olive oils from the 2015-16 production season.

Mar. 25, 2016

24th Ercole Olivario Awards Recognize Italian Olive Oil Excellence

The 24th edition of the Ercole Olivario concluded with a ceremony in Perugia.

Mar. 25, 2016

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Mar. 22, 2016

France Cuts Proposed Tax Hike on Palm Oil

Growers in Indonesia and Malaysia protested strongly to the French Government and managed to slash a proposed surtax on palm oil before the law was finally passed.

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