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Olive Oil World

Veronica’s ‘Trade Secrets’ Are No Secret, Judge Finds

A California judge found that "the mere fact that MillPress began selling oil and vinegar to stores previously supplied by Veronica Foods is to be expected from a new wholesaler entering the market."

Taiwan Study Adds Little to Differentiation Measures, IOC Says

As Taiwan's FDA targets esters in their efforts to aid in differentiation, the International Olive Council said a recent study contributes little to the cause.
Business

Against All Odds: The First Olive Oil From Canada

The very first 100 percent Canadian extra virgin olive oil did not come easy for pioneers George and Sheri Braun.

UC Davis Researcher’s Rant Continues: Olive Oil ‘Does Not Promote Health’

A University of California at Davis researcher and a faculty member of its Medical Center, Rosane Oliveira, said olive oil “does not actually promote health in and of itself.”
Education

Gourmet Olive Oil Under the Baja Sun

Northern Baja California is emerging as another regional producer of gourmet quality olives and olive oils.

Texas to Host First Olive Oil Conference

The Texas Association of Olive Oil is hosting the first-ever conference in that state for the young industry.
Business

Best Olive Oils for 2017 Will be Announced Tonight

The winners of the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Competition will be revealed at a live-streamed 5:30 (EDT) press conference.

One-Third of Olive Oils Sold in Canada Don’t Meet Quality Standards

Lab tests have revealed that one-third of olive oils for sale in Canada do not meet quality standards, according to a report citing chemical analyses by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency