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Trade Group Sues ‘Dr. Oz’ for Statements About Imported Olive Oil

The suit filed today in Georgia by the trade group that represents the largest American importers and bottlers challenges Oz on what it calls his “false attacks” on imported olive oils.

Gold Rush II: Competition for California Olives Leaves Some Smaller Producers Fruitless

Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.
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For This Master Miller, ‘It’s All in the Craft’

Pacific Sun Farms miller Pablo Voitzuk says the magic of quality extra virgin olive oil lies in its fashioning.

U.S. Olive Oil Imports on Record-Setting Pace

The U.S. imported 306,844 tons of olive oil during the first 11 months of the 2015/2016 harvest season and, for the first time, more of it was from Spain than Italy.
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World Olive Oil Production Slips, Brazilian Imports Sharply Lower

The latest figures from the International Olive Council predict a 7-percent drop in production and sharply lower imports by Brazil after years of growth.

FDA Reconsiders Standard for ‘Healthy’ Claim

The FDA will re-evaluate its regulations concerning nutritional content claims, including the use of the term “healthy.”

Spain Surpasses Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

After a lot of hard work, Spanish olive oil exports to the United States have surpassed Italian exports for the first semester. But it's too soon to call it an ongoing trend.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Culinary Educator and Visionary, Dies in Car Crash

This morning the tragic news is being shared throughout the New York culinary community and far beyond in expressions of disbelief as the weight of the loss sinks in.