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‘Olive Oil Test’ Portal Simplifies Quality Testing

Oliveoiltest.com simplifies and secures the process of getting olive oils tested for purity and quality.

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.
Special Report

Taiwan Study Adds Little to Differentiation Measures, IOC Says

As Taiwan's FDA targets esters in their efforts to aid in differentiation, the International Olive Council said a recent study contributes little to the cause.

Spanish Bottlers Advised to Demand Taste Tests

Spanish bottling companies have been advised to request taste panel results along with the chemical analyses to ensure their products comply with standards.
Olive Oil Times Special

When Does Olive Oil Lose Its Virginity?

Unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with time. And while many might wonder how long an extra virgin olive oil will stay extra virgin, there are too many moving parts for a simple answer.

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."
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Italian Antitrust Authority Clears Colavita of Wrongdoing

The Italian Antitrust Authority has cleared Colavita Spa of an earlier charge of unfair business practices following a May 2015 report by the consumer magazine Il Test Salvagente.

IOC Approves New Limits for Fatty Acids, Restoring ‘Extra Virgin’ Status to Southern Italian Varieties

The International Olive Oil Council approved new limits for fatty acids, allowing some varietals with unique chemical makeups to meet the parameters for the extra virgin grade.