Spain

Investigation Opened in Spain for Adulterated Olive Oil Exported to Italy

Spain received an international judicial cooperation request from Italy after the country conducted several investigations which confirmed the falsification of oil products from Andalusia.

3 Spanish Chefs Who Are Ambassadors of Olive Oil

Acclaimed Andalusian chefs are not just winning prizes by using extra virgin olive oils in their dishes. They're showing other chefs and locals the power of the product, and they say it's just the beginning.
Special Report

Spanish Trade Group Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Cruet Decree

The Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the rules forbidding the refilling of olive oil bottles in restaurants.

Cooking School in Spain Aims to Promote EVOO Usage and Benefits

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil International Cooking Academy aims to promote the Mediterranean diet and the biological benefits of cooking with EVOO.
Olive Oil Times Special

Giving New Life to Ancient Olive Trees in Spain

Amador Peset, a young man from the village of Traiguera, started recovering millenary olive trees after losing his job as a carpenter during the financial crisis in Spain. “At first, people saw me as if I were crazy," he said.

Spanish Olive Oil Exports Soar During Weak Harvest

Spain's exports have increased by fifty-three percent over last year, capitalizing on high prices and its position as the market leader.
Special Report

Spain Takes Aim at N. America’s Rising Demand Despite Trump Win

The Spanish olive oil sector is determined to conquer the North American market and new business opportunities despite the anxious economic climate cast by the election of Donald Trump.

Xylella Fastidiosa Bacterium Arrives in Spain

A vicious bacterium that, according to experts, has the potential to devastate Europe's olive harvest has been spotted for the first time on the island of Mallorca during a routine check.