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Row in Spain Over Tasting Panels Heats Up

Two sides of the Spanish olive oil sector want the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment to decide the future of tasting panels.

Peru Must Lift Anti-Subsidy Duties on Italian and Spanish Olive Oil

A Peruvian tribunal has quashed anti-subsidy duties the country had been imposing on imports of Italian and Spanish olive oil.
Special Report

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.

Group Says Olive Oil Tasting Panels Create “False Concern”

A group of olive oil associations sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry condemning “serious problems” arising from organoleptic analysis for the classification of olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

Spanish Olive Oil Continues Push into China

A recent study found that 82% of olive oil sold in China is labeled extra virgin, with Spain providing nearly half of the olive oil consumed in the huge emerging market.