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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.

Nov. 9, 2020

Italy’s New Lockdown Hits Olive Oil Sector, Again

New Covid containment measures threaten the rise in domestic olive oil consumption that has buoyed the sector.

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Jun. 11, 2020

Anna Cane Re-elected President of Assitol's Olive Oil Group

Anna Cane was reappointed to the presidency of the Olive Oil Group of the Italian Association of Oil Industry (Assitol) after a unanimous vote by the assembly of entrepreneurs.

Jul. 17, 2019

Italian Producers Could Lose $200M if U.S. Tariffs Approved, Trade Group Warns

The Italian olive oil association warns that olive oil prices could double as a result of the tariffs, which have the potential to cut Italian oil exports to the U.S. by 50 percent.

Jan. 3, 2018

Spanish and Italian Producers Share Successes, Challenges at Duel Summits

Olive oil producers and experts gathered for dueling meetings in Sevilla and Rome to examine the challenges of the rapidly changing global olive oil market.

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.

Feb. 9, 2011

Italian Olive Oil Sales Up in Latest Report

In numbers released by the Italian olive oil packagers association ASSITOL, domestic and export sales of Italian olive oil increased sharply over a year ago.

Jan. 28, 2011

Group Says Olive Oil Tasting Panels Create "False Concern"

A group of olive oil associations sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry condemning “serious problems” arising from organoleptic analysis for the classification of olive oil.

Jun. 16, 2010

Not All Good News at Italian Olive Oil Group's Annual Meeting

ASSITOL says the EU's new labeling laws that show origin information only adds paperwork, and costs, at a time when consumers are demanding low pricing.

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