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‘Veronica Foods’ Lawsuit Dismissed

A lawsuit filed last year by the North American Olive Oil Association against the distributor to specialty shops was dismissed after the court found that "standing had not been established."

Olive Oil Importers Name New Director

The North American Olive Oil Association has named Colavita attorney Joseph R. Profaci executive director of the trade group of major American olive oil importers.
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Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.

Trade Group’s Lawsuit Against ‘Dr. Oz’ is Dismissed

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford J. Dempsey, Jr. said that the Court was “not convinced” that the Dr. Oz Show disparaged imported olive oil or falsely labeled it a “health hazard.”
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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."

Trade Group Sues ‘Dr. Oz’ for Statements About Imported Olive Oil

The suit filed today in Georgia by the trade group that represents the largest American importers and bottlers challenges Oz on what it calls his “false attacks” on imported olive oils.
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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.

Two Out of Three California Olive Oils Fail New Homegrown Standards, Report Finds

A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.