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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

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.

Mar. 4, 2016

Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil

About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil

Mar. 3, 2016

Growing Olive Oil Production in the Balkans

Initiatives in Herzegovina and Macedonia are expanding olive oil production in the Balkans.

Mar. 3, 2016

One Third of Oils Tested in Croatia Falsely Labeled

Six of 20 samples in Croatia did not fulfill the requirements to be labeled extra virgin, according to an investigation by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.

Mar. 2, 2016

Proposal to Go Light on Olive Oil Fraudsters in Italy is Rejected

Agriculture and Justice Committees of the Chamber of Deputies rejected a measure to 'decriminalize' counterfeit olive oil.

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