Australian Olive Association

Drought in Australia Portends Tough Season Ahead for Small Growers

While the overall sector is likely to remain largely unaffected, small growers on the eastern seaboard may bear the brunt of the drought.

New Labeling Laws for Australian EVOO Producers

The laws are the result of consumer pressure following a hepatitis A outbreak in Australia in February 2015 that was linked to contaminated Australian-packaged frozen berries imported from Canada and China.
Special Report

Paul Miller Steps Down as President of Australian Olive Association

After 14 years as the AOA leader, Miller moves on to expand his work internationally.

‘Food Is Medicine’ Seminar Highlights Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The free event is aimed at healthcare professionals and features presentations on the positive effects of consuming extra virgin olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

Who’s Who On New Olive Oil Commission of California

To improve the state’s competitiveness the commission is expected to set meaningful and mandatory olive oil standards.

Council Hears Why Olive Oil Quality Seals Are Burgeoning

A renewed effort to reach a single international standard for olive oil was called for by members of the sector attending a recent International Olive Council meeting, the IOC says in a summary of the event.
Special Report

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

Australian Supermarket Adopts Standard, but Only for Private Label

Coles said it will phase out house branded olive oils that do not adhere to the standard by the end of this year. Local producers want more.