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27 Complete Sommelier Program in San Francisco

They join a growing network of olive oil professionals and enthusiasts after completing the six-day, two-tier course in the city's Marina District.

California Olive Oil Industry Adopts Stricter Labeling Requirements

The Olive Oil Commission of California announced new rules that will apply to large producers, including adding best by dates to all olive oil labels and tightening the rules regarding how olive oil provenance is labeled.
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Italy’s New Agriculture Minister Pledges to Stem Spread of Xylella

At a meeting with olive oil industry representatives, Teresa Bellanova expressed her commitment to curb the spread of the bacterium, help affected famers and millers, and maintain a constant dialogue with Brussels.

Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella

Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.
Business

Turkey Expecting Near-Record Olive Oil Production

As the harvest is about to get underway, producers estimate total production will be between 200,000 and 250,000 tons. However, not all producers faired equally with the south having a better year than the north.

MPs in Austria Reject EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal

Citing environmental concerns, no major political parties in the Austrian parliament supported passing the deal. Many want the government to veto it all together, while one wants to renegotiate.

Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Olive Oil in Central Europe

Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Surge Ahead of WTO Decision

The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.