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Nov. 16, 2015

Italian Producers Group Propose New Olive Oil Classifications

With other olive oils taking a back seat to extra virgin, Assitol’s president recommends a new approach.

Nov. 13, 2015

World's Largest Olive Oil Producer Responds to Fraud Allegations

Deoleo said it “strictly respects all the laws and regulations relating to food security in all the countries in which it operates."

Nov. 12, 2015

Italian Prosecutor Accuses Seven Brands of Fraud

The Prosecutor of Turin, Raffaele Guariniello, has launched an investigation into alleged commercial fraud by seven major Italian olive oil brands.

Oct. 28, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Sales Slip Amid Higher Prices

The 2014-2015 campaign saw only a modest decline in sales of Spanish olive oil during a year of challenges.

Oct. 27, 2015

Italian Court Orders Halt to Destruction of Olive Trees in Puglia

A court-ordered suspension will allow time for further tests to determine which disease has infected the trees.

Oct. 26, 2015

Spain Forecasts Production of 1.2M Tons

The world production leader said the 2015-2016 harvest should yield 1.2 million tons of olive oil.

Oct. 26, 2015

Cretan Olive Oil Exports Grow Fivefold

Cretan olive oil exports grew by 518 percent in the first half of 2015, helping to double Crete’s total exports.

Oct. 22, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Prices Surge

A survey reveals a sharp increase in retail prices caused by low stocks and uncertainty over coming harvests.

Oct. 22, 2015

Catalonia Says its Output Will Be Lower, But Prices Should Remain Stable

The Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC), said there will be a 33 percent reduction overall with volume estimates calculated at 25,000 tons.

Oct. 22, 2015

Focus on Exports Pays Off for Interóleo

Following a two-year strategy to diversify olive oil export markets, Interóleo has expanded sales of bulk and bottles sales in new markets.

Oct. 19, 2015

EU Farmers' Group Criticizes Plan to Increase Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A plan to let more Tunisian olive oil into the EU has come under fire from Copa-Cogeca.

Oct. 15, 2015

California's Bumper Crop Might Not Yield the Oil Some Predicted

Producers caution it's too soon to say if the jump in fruit tonnage will yield the 4 million gallons predicted earlier.

Oct. 15, 2015

California Farmers Remain Unfamiliar with New Olive Oil Commission

The Olive Oil Commission of California is reaching out about its role and the new regulations affecting the state's producers.

Oct. 15, 2015

Syria Says it Will Produce More Olive Oil this Year than Ever Before

Despite a raging civil war that has forced half its population to flee their homes, Syria is saying this will be a banner year for olive oil production.

Oct. 14, 2015

U.N. Reasserts Role of International Olive Council with New Agreement

The U.N. Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) adopted a new agreement that will be the basis of the IOC's mandate through 2026.

Oct. 14, 2015

Greece's Early Harvest Olive Oils

Early harvest oils, with their bitter taste, low acidity, and higher antioxidant content are worth paying a little extra for. If you can find them.

Oct. 13, 2015

Tunisia Has a Moment as Top Olive Oil Exporter

Tunisia exported more olive oil than any other country for the 2014/2015 season

Oct. 8, 2015

High Hopes, Few Answers as Harvest Gets Underway in Italy

Production in 2015 is expected to be up, but too many variables can still affect the final yields to know yet how this year's harvest will play out.

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