Australia

Jun. 2, 2021

Despite Covid and Drought, Australian and New Zealand Producers Shine at NYIOOC

Australian producers took home a record-high 13 Gold Awards, while producers from New Zealand earned a perfect success rate.

Apr. 29, 2021

Labor Shortages, Recent Floods Create 'Insane Situation' as Australian Harvest Begins

Growers and producers hopeful of a bumper harvest after last year’s “oil drought” are scrambling to find solutions for dire labor shortages due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Apr. 20, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Hits Record High in Australia

The International Olive Council predicts that Australians will consume 51,000 tons of olive oil in the 2020/21 fiscal campaign ahead of what could be a record harvest for producers.

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Aug. 31, 2020

Consuming High-Polyphenol EVOO Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.

May. 20, 2020

Australian Producers Receive Hard-earned Recognition at World Olive Oil Competition

Australian producers took home five Gold and six Silver Awards at the 2020 edition of the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Apr. 22, 2020

Australia Offers Growers Help Managing Workforce Restrictions

New resources and legislation can assist Australian growers to address the challenges in managing their workforce during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jul. 29, 2019

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Sep. 7, 2018

Drought in Australia Portends Tough Season Ahead for Small Growers

While the overall sector is likely to remain largely unaffected, small growers on the eastern seaboard may bear the brunt of the drought.

Jul. 18, 2018

New Labeling Laws for Australian EVOO Producers

The laws are the result of consumer pressure following a hepatitis A outbreak in Australia in February 2015 that was linked to contaminated Australian-packaged frozen berries imported from Canada and China.

Apr. 18, 2017

Boundary Bend Looks for 'Patient' Investors

Boundary Bend is looking for capital to fund an expansion that could increase volumes by as much as 50 percent.

Feb. 21, 2017

Provenance Branding Seen as Key to Protecting Australian Olive Oil Exports

With counterfeiting and quality issues a constant problem for Australian food brands, some experts believe that provenance branding is the key to safeguarding quality.

Jan. 24, 2017

Could Drones Be the Next Big Thing for the Australian Olive Industry?

With legislation making drone ownership easier and more affordable, many farmers are could find a more effective means of crop monitoring and maintenance.

Jan. 19, 2017

Why the Next Three Months Could Decide the Future for Western Australia Farmers

Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.

Nov. 7, 2012

Australia Awards Best Extra Virgins for 2012

With its high altitude, cool climate and selected olive varieties, Abilene Grove Blend was rated this year's best Australian EVOO.

Nov. 5, 2012

Australian Supermarket Adopts Standard, but Only for Private Label

Coles said it will phase out house branded olive oils that do not adhere to the standard by the end of this year. Local producers want more.

Oct. 17, 2012

Chinese Investors Purchase Australia's Kailis Organic Olive Oil

The investors paid AUD$15 million for the company started in 2001 by Mark Kailis, son of the Red Rooster fast food chain founder.

May. 30, 2012

Extra Virgin Vigilance in Australia

Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined a local olive oil producer for alleged mislabelling and promises more action on fake extra virgin olive oils.

May. 11, 2012

Council Calls Canada, Australia Olive Oil Import Trends 'Worrying'

A decline in olive oil imports into Canada and Australia is “worrying,” the International Olive Council declares in its April newsletter.

Jan. 27, 2012

New Standards Getting Traction in Australia

Reports that many olive oils on the shelves in South Australia were adulterated with sunflower, canola and even lampante oil has put the spotlight on a new standard's usefulness in protecting consumer confidence and safety.

Jan. 24, 2012

Woolworths Agrees to Offer Kailis Organic Olive Oil Under Private Label

Woolworths has agreed stock the failed company's olive oil as part of its "Macro Wholefoods Market" range.

Nov. 23, 2011

Administrators Take Control of Failed Olive Oil Producer Kailis Organic

The Perth company, led by Mark Kailis of Western Australia’s dynastic Kailis family, failed to raise enough working capital to maintain operations after suffering major losses this year.

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