Australian Olive Association

Oct. 12, 2022

After Initial Optimism, Mixed Results for Australian Producers

Torrential rain resulted in no harvests for some regions of Australia, while others enjoyed similar yields to last year’s record-highs.

Apr. 11, 2022

Australian Producers Expect Another Excellent Harvest

Producers attribute their optimism to good weather, plenty of workers and more olive trees coming into production.

Aug. 18, 2021

After Years of Drought and Covid, Australians Celebrate Record-Breaking Harvest

Australian producers expect to produce up to 21,000 tons of olive oil. Boundary Bend, the country’s largest producer, is leading the charge.

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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.

Jan. 13, 2020

Drought, Not Fire, Remains the Bane of Australian Olive Growers

Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.

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.

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Sep. 25, 2013

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

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.

Feb. 19, 2012

Australian Tabloid Exposes Bad Olive Oil (And It's Australian)

It seemed like a segment from last summer that also starred the globetrotting Paul Miller and a healthy dose of sensationalist reporting. But there was one very surprising difference.

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.

Nov. 15, 2011

Industry Group Pushes to Adopt Australian Olive Oil Standard in South Africa

The president of South Africa's olive oil producers' association said the country's government has formed a committee to consider adopting Australia's standard.

Oct. 31, 2011

Aussie Standard Wrapped, Paul Miller Pitches New World Olive Oil Quality 'Alliance'

Miller leads a new alliance that aims to connect producers and consumers with an olive oil quality indexing system and restoring the "good brand" of extra virgin.

Sep. 30, 2011

In Olive Council Memorandum, 'Unease' Over Australian Standards

In a memorandum sent to Standards Australia, Codex and Australia's agriculture and foreign affairs ministries, the IOC laid out what it sees as a troubling development.

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Jul. 19, 2010

4th Beyond Extra Virgin Conference to Focus on Olive Oil Excellence

Billed as an "International Conference on Olive Oil Flavor and Excellence," Beyond Extra Virgin IV will focus on the sensory qualities of what's referred to as super-premium olive oil.

May. 9, 2010

Q&A with Paul Miller, Australian Olive Association

We asked Paul Miller, President of the Australian Olive Association, about his country's emerging status as producer of high quality olive oils.

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