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May. 27, 2020

Trade Group Petitions FDA for Olive Oil Standard of Identity

The North American Olive Oil Association seeks to establish an olive oil standard of identity, which the association said will help prevent fraud and increase consumer confidence in olive oil.

Mar. 19, 2020

Laws Governing Olive Oil Sector in Spain Set to Change

Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.

Feb. 26, 2020

Small Sampling in Sweden Spurs Debate on Tasting Panels

Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.

Feb. 14, 2020

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Oct. 26, 2017

The 'Greening' of Olive Oil Chemistry

Concerns about safety and the environment drive current efforts to switch to new methods that require either fewer chemicals, or that use chemicals that are less dangerous to handle and store.

Aug. 1, 2017

'Oleum' Project Seeks Better Solutions to Protect Olive Oil Authenticity

Part of Europe's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is an ambitious plan to find common approaches and analytical tools to check the quality and authenticity of olive oil.

Apr. 4, 2016

Increased Attention on Olive Oil Volatile Compounds

Increased attention is being paid to the study of volatile compounds in virgin olive oil and their interactions with the sensory profile.

Dec. 4, 2015

Researchers Use Optical Spectroscopy to Classify Olive Oils

Using optical spectroscopy, the new method can identify extra virgin, virgin and lampante.

May. 30, 2014

Council Seeks Input on Olive Oil Definitions and Test Methods

Under a new system designed to boost transparency, the IOC has begun circulating proposals on new or revised methods of analysis, parameters or limits.

Jun. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

May. 20, 2013

New Farm Bill Includes Olive Oil Controls

The U.S. Farm Bill of 2012 failed to pass, but a new version is back with the same provision for olive oil as last year’s version.

Mar. 22, 2013

New World Fails in Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil

New World producers have again failed in a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil, which they say acts as a trade barrier.

Aug. 2, 2012

Test to Detect Explosives Also Finds Bad Olive Oil

Researchers at the University of Córdoba have proven that ion mobility spectrometry, the analytical technique most commonly used to detect explosives and at airports, is also effective for identifying fraudulent olive oil.