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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.

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.

Mar. 22, 2016

Spanish Association 'QVExtra!' Holds Second Congress in Toledo

The bi-annual meeting had professionals from 10 countries participating in discussions ranging from production to gastronomy.

Mar. 17, 2016

Deoleo Recalls Bertolli and Carapelli Products

For the second time in four months, Bertolli and Carapelli olive oils are recalled, this time over concerns about the presence of pesticides.

Mar. 17, 2016

Project Aims to Bring Social Change through Olive Oil in Brazil

Social Trees wants to plant thousands of olive trees, producing olive oil in support of youth education in the Rio Grande do Sul region’s poorer communities.

Mar. 11, 2016

World's Second-Largest Retailer Wants to be Known for its Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times publisher Curtis Cord spoke with Costco buyer Chad Sokol, who handles the commodity and dry grocery buying for the company’s warehouse stores throughout Northern California and many more in Nevada.

Mar. 11, 2016

Europe Approves Controversial Aid Including Duty-Free Imports of Tunisian Olive Oil

The European Parliament approved the aid package for Tunisia with a regulation to allow the importation of 70,000 tonnes of duty-free olive oil to the European Union.

Mar. 9, 2016

Drop in Olive Oil Consumption in Europe Blamed on Harvest Woes, Higher Prices

In the latest report by the International Olive Council, recent poor harvests in Italy and Spain, have led to a drop in olive oil consumption.

Mar. 9, 2016

Olive Farming Seen as a Promising Alternative to Ailing Citrus Industry in Florida

As citrus greening disease shows no sign of abating, some Florida farmers venture into growing olives on fields that have only known oranges.

Mar. 7, 2016

University of Jaén Aspires to Be Global Reference for Olive Oil Sector

The university’s newly appointed social council president, Castillo de Canena’s Francisco Vañó, affirmed the school’s goals at the recent World Olive Oil Exhibition in Madrid.

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