California Olive Oil Council

COOC’s Patricia Darragh: 20 Years With California Olive Oil

Patricia Darragh discussed advances in standards and education, and her own fiery passion for the olive oil industry.

Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for California’s Olive Oil Industry?

Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.
Special Report

California Olive Oil Production Reaches 13,300 Tons

An estimate by the California Olive Oil Council reveals strong growth in the state's production and market share.

Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Informational Meeting

The OOCC was formed by the California olive oil industry for the purpose of developing, verifying and enforcing standards for California olive oil, and for conducting research on olives and olive oil. It held a meeting in Sacramento last week.
Olive Oil Times Special

California Approves Olive Oil Standards

The California olive oil industry is cheering as the state adopts new standards for olive oil produced in the state.

Freshness A Key Ingredient for Pasolivo

The family-run company attributes the brand’s success to making California Olive Oil Council (COOC) certification a top priority.
Special Report

Drought Just a Bump in the Road for California Olive Oil

Despite the long-lasting drought, domestic production is increasing as Americans become more educated about local olive oils.

Divergent Views on Proposed California Olive Oil Standards

Forty-nine witnesses testified on proposed olive oil grading and labeling standards, and many others submitted written comments.