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Dec. 10, 2015

Consumer Group Prepares for Class Action in Wake of EVOO Fraud Scandal

The consumer group Codacons is offering free registration to those who say they've been affected by the latest scandal involving the sale of substandard olive oil.

Dec. 10, 2015

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.

Dec. 8, 2015

Global Olive Oil Consumption Slips 7 Percent

World consumption for the 2014/15 crop year was assessed at 2.85 million tons, while in Europe consumption fell by 11 percent to 1.5 million tons, accounting for most of the downturn.

Dec. 2, 2015

Israel Continues Pressure on EU Over Labeling Rule

Netanyahu has ordered “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.”

Nov. 30, 2015

Low Olive Oil Reserves Cast Shadow on Spain’s Increased Production

With an estimated 400,000-ton production increase over last year, limited reserves mean inventory will only increase by an estimated 80,000 tons.

Nov. 30, 2015

Politicized Debate in Greece Over Proposed EU Increase in Tunisian Quotas

Greek unionists and politicians have belatedly begun to debate the European Commission (EC) proposal to increase duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil into the EU.

Nov. 27, 2015

‘Extra Virginity’ Author, Tom Mueller, On Olive Oil

The investigative author shares his thoughts on the events over the four years since the release of his controversial exposé with Olive Oil Times publisher, Curtis Cord.

Nov. 27, 2015

Nikos Michelakis on Olive Oil Pricing, the Tunisian Quota, Education and Advocacy

Nikos Michelakis, a sci­en­tific advi­sor of SEDIK, the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities, and a for­mer direc­tor of the Olive Institute of Chania, recently dis­cussed the sta­tus of the olive oil sec­tor in Greece with Olive Oil Times. Michelakis said the amount of olive oil to be pro­duced this sea­son at the inter­na­tional, national and local lev­els,

Nov. 27, 2015

New EU Funds for Research on Xylella Fastidiosa

Europe has set aside €7 million for research on the prevention, detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa.

Nov. 27, 2015

Another Case of Xf in France

The new infections have been identified as belonging to a sub-species called multiplex, which is not harmful to olive trees or grape vines.

Nov. 23, 2015

Taste Panel App Digitizes Sensory Analyses

A new app promises to increase the accuracy, security and sustainability of olive oil taste testing.

Nov. 21, 2015

Olive Oil Prices Fall Despite a Supply Seen as Modest

With supplies already low amid forecasts of an average harvest, the market remains perplexed about falling prices.

Nov. 20, 2015

High Quality, Average Yield Expected from Greece

Preliminary estimates call for an average output of Greek olive oil with excellent quality.

Nov. 20, 2015

San Isidro Labrador Cooperative Joins Interóleo

Andalusia’s second-largest olive oil seller incorporated its third new member in five months.

Nov. 18, 2015

Assitol President, Calling Adulteration in Italy 'Residual,' Suggests Review of Taste Tests

The Italian olive oil sec­tor is liv­ing intense days. Widely pub­li­cized accu­sa­tions of fraud by famous brands of olive oil sold in Italian super­mar­kets revi­tal­ized a sim­mer­ing debate on the guar­an­tees of authen­tic­ity due to con­sumers and the ade­quate pro­tec­tions deserved by pro­duc­ers. In an inter­view with Olive Oil Times, the pres­i­dent of Assitol, the Italian

Nov. 18, 2015

Istrian Olive Oil Gets National PDO

The process of gaining national PDO status for Istrian extra virgin olive oil took five years. The next step would be recognition at the European level.

Nov. 16, 2015

Deoleo Recalls Bertolli and Carapeilli Olive Oils it Says May Have 'Prematurely Spoiled'

Deoleo USA issued a recall of some of its Bertolli and Carapelli products distributed in the U.S. from January through May, 2015.

Nov. 16, 2015

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.

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