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Jun. 20, 2013

House Rejects Olive Oil Import Restrictions, Then Farm Bill Altogether

The House failed to pass the 5- year Farm Bill after an overwhelming vote to strike an olive oil provision.

Jun. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

Feb. 15, 2013

Olive Oil Fridge Test? Don't Count On It.

Dr. Oz urged his 3 million viewers to test EVOO by chilling it, but experts say the “fridge test” for olive oil is a long-standing myth.

Jul. 12, 2011

Barjol Calls for "Synergy" in New Olive Oil Promo Campaign

Calling the American market a "top priority," Olive Council Director Jean-Louis Barjol was in Washington to kick off a new $1.7M promotion campaign under the slogan "Add Some Life."

Apr. 11, 2011

California Bill Would Align Laws With New U.S. Olive Oil Standards

The California State Health Committee voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 818, a first step toward revising the state's olive oil standards to match new USDA definitions.

Mar. 23, 2011

California Olive Oil Council Elects Board Members

Elections had something to do with the record number of attendees at the annual meeting of the California Olive Oil Council. Members voted to fill six seats on a board of thirteen members.

Mar. 10, 2011

Change in the Air at California Olive Oil Council Meeting

There was a sense at this week's meeting in Monterey that the local industry stood at a pivotal moment with unprecedented challenges and opportunities.

Dec. 12, 2010

California Olive Ranch Rings in Change with New Year

The largest olive oil producer in the United States continues to expand in new markets while rolling in new packaging and consumer education initiatives.

Nov. 23, 2010

California Survey Confirms Olive Oil Boom

"We estimated 1.1 million gallons, but it gave people the opportunity to do a comparison to a country very well known as a producer, which is thrilling.” Patricia Darragh

Oct. 25, 2010

New U.S. Olive Oil Standards in Effect Today

Producers who choose to label their product "US Extra Virgin Olive Oil" may now begin the process of having it inspected and certified by the USDA.


Aug. 13, 2010

EVOO and A-Rod: The Dawn of Olive Oil's Era of Testing

The lawsuit was announced in typical American fashion, complete with a celebrity chef. Maybe this is what it needed to come to. Nothing happens here without buzz.

Aug. 4, 2010

Lawsuit Targets Olive Oil Brands Denounced in Davis Study

The lawsuit is the latest development in the unfolding aftermath of the Davis study which was financed, in part, by olive oil producers in California.

Jul. 14, 2010

In America, Olive Oil from Coast to Coast

You can thank the booming California industry for the buzz around olive oil in the States these days, but East Coasters aren't exactly virgins to the concept.

May. 7, 2010

Californians Rejoice After USDA Revises 1948 Standards

"It’s been a long journey for us" says Patty Darragh of the California Olive Oil Council.