Assitol

Jun. 27, 2022

Riccardo Cassetta Elected as Assitol President

The Italian Association of the Edible Oil Industry also elected several vice-presidents and new board members.

May. 24, 2022

Anna Cane Re-Elected as President of Assitol’s Olive Oil Group

Cane said she would dedicate her third term as president to olive oil research and better educating the public about extra virgin olive oil.

Dec. 29, 2021

Italy Implements European Law Prohibiting Sale of EVOO Below Cost

A senior official at Assitol said the law is needed to protect small producers and growers from unsustainable business practices.

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Aug. 2, 2021

Report: Only One-Third of Italian Olive Oil Producers Are Competitive

A report from the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market addressed Italy’s growing olive oil trade deficit, with production stagnant over the past half-decade while imports and consumption climb.

Feb. 10, 2021

EVOO Consumption in Italy Rose in 2020, Production Slipped

Consumption edged upward in 2020, according to an industry group as production in the 2020/21 crop year turned out to be lower than initial estimates.

Nov. 29, 2020

Nutri-Score Will Damage Olive Oil Trade, Italian Producers Argue

Trade groups fear the widespread implementation of the Nutri-Score nutrition label will dilute the messages about extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits and hurt Italian producers.

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Apr. 4, 2016

Increased Attention on Olive Oil Volatile Compounds

Increased attention is being paid to the study of volatile compounds in virgin olive oil and their interactions with the sensory profile.

Nov. 18, 2015

Assitol President, Calling Adulteration in Italy 'Residual,' Suggests Review of Taste Tests

The Italian olive oil sec­tor is liv­ing intense days. Widely pub­li­cized accu­sa­tions of fraud by famous brands of olive oil sold in Italian super­mar­kets revi­tal­ized a sim­mer­ing debate on the guar­an­tees of authen­tic­ity due to con­sumers and the ade­quate pro­tec­tions deserved by pro­duc­ers. In an inter­view with Olive Oil Times, the pres­i­dent of Assitol, the Italian

Nov. 16, 2015

Italian Producers Group Propose New Olive Oil Classifications

With other olive oils taking a back seat to extra virgin, Assitol’s president recommends a new approach.

Jan. 27, 2014

European Exporters Ask Taiwan to Stop Shunning Their Olive Pomace Oil

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) met with a European delegation in Taipei today over its continuing refusal of olive pomace oil.

Jan. 10, 2014

Olive Council Investigating Taiwan’s Rejection of Pomace Oil Imports

Olive oil’s peak body is reaching out to Taiwan as the island continues to reject shipments of olive pomace oil.

Jan. 9, 2014

Taiwan Claims Italian Olive Pomace Oil Contains Green Colorant

Olitalia is the latest exporter to have its olive pomace oil rejected by Taiwan for allegedly containing copper chlorophyll.

Jun. 20, 2011

Italian Olive Oil Association Meets Over Fresh Market Data

The Association of the Italian Oil Industry, representing packagers of olive oil and seed oils, held a conference to review 2010 olive oil market volume and give indications about the early months of this year.

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