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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.

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Oct. 31, 2011

Aussie Standard Wrapped, Paul Miller Pitches New World Olive Oil Quality 'Alliance'

Miller leads a new alliance that aims to connect producers and consumers with an olive oil quality indexing system and restoring the "good brand" of extra virgin.

Oct. 11, 2011

International Olive Council Studying Oils Beyond the Limits of its Standard

The IOC invited producers to help it better understand olive oils that fell outside of its standards. The limited response was discussed last week in Madrid.

Sep. 30, 2011

In Olive Council Memorandum, 'Unease' Over Australian Standards

In a memorandum sent to Standards Australia, Codex and Australia's agriculture and foreign affairs ministries, the IOC laid out what it sees as a troubling development.

Jul. 20, 2011

Australia Adopts New Voluntary Standards for Olive Oil

Australian Olive Association President Paul Miller said “the standard puts consumers in a much stronger position when it comes to making informed choices.”

May. 30, 2011

Seville Meeting Asks "What Do Consumers Know About Olive Oil?"

Consumers' knowledge about olive oil quality, and controversial new EU rules designed to crack down on deodorized oils are on the agenda of a new annual conference in Seville.

Jan. 4, 2011

Australia, New Zealand Draft New Olive Oil Standards

A draft of new olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand reveals strict labeling guidelines, while leaving a key international EVOO benchmark unchanged.

Oct. 25, 2010

New U.S. Olive Oil Standards in Effect Today

Producers who choose to label their product "US Extra Virgin Olive Oil" may now begin the process of having it inspected and certified by the USDA.

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Sep. 14, 2010

Understanding the New USDA Olive Oil Standards

Next month new USDA standards for olive oil go into effect. Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne and Paul Vossen address common questions about what the standards mean for producers.

Sep. 9, 2010

Olive Pomace Oil: Not What You Might Think

You were seduced by a nice package, low price and claims like "Premium Flavor" or "Made in Italy" before learning you didn't buy olive oil at all. You're not alone.

Jul. 14, 2010

Report: Most Imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils Aren't Extra Virgin

Most olive oils labeled as extra virgin sourced from several California supermarkets were substandard, according to the UC Davis Olive Center.

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