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What Recent Rains Mean for California Farmers

After years of drought, rain has once again returned to California. While many are celebrating, others are dealing with negative consequences including flooding and delayed harvests.

Filippo Berio Consumers Receive Payout of 50 Cents Per Bottle to End Lawsuit

Certified consumers of Filippo Berio olive oil who said they were misled into buying olive oil 'Imported from Italy' will receive a payout of 50 cents per bottle, but the plaintiff's attorneys may ask the court for up to $1 million in fees.
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Sciabica Celebrates 80 Years of California Olive Oil

Since 1936, the Sciabicas have continued a family tradition of quality production and a commitment to their customers.

U.S. Olive Oil Imports Are Increasingly in Bulk

Import trends suggest a dramatic change in the ways olive oil reaches American end users and the successful transition by Spain and others toward marketing their national brands to foreign buyers.
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Ladner to Leave ‘Del Posto’ for Take-Out Pasta Venture

The celebrated New York chef, Mark Ladner announced he would be leaving his post as executive chef at the four-star Del Posto restaurant to dedicate himself to the launch of his quick-serve Pasta Flyer restaurant.

Trade Group Sues Specialty Store Distributor Veronica Foods for ‘False Statements’

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) filed a lawsuit against California-based distributor Veronica Foods for what it called "false, misleading and scientifically unsubstantiated statements."
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Judge Orders Trump to Answer Questions in Legal Battle with José Andrés

Before he takes office on January 20, President-elect Donald Trump will need to be deposed in a case involving the decision by José Andrés to back out of a restaurant deal at Trump's Washington hotel.

U.S. Lab Gets IOC Nod for Olive Oil Chemistry Testing

The International Olive Council has accredited Eurofins CAL for the chemical analysis of olive oil, the first independent U.S. lab to achieve the designation.