Codex Alimentarius

Feb. 10, 2015

Olive Council Says Proposed Changes to Codex Standard Hinder Fraud Detection

The International Olive Council produced three papers in preparation for the 24th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils.

Aug. 28, 2014

Indian Olive Association Responds to Reports of Olive Oil Blockade

The Indian Olive Association released a statement in response to the widely-reported Indian blockage of European olive oil.

Nov. 27, 2013

Olive Council Decision-Makers Meeting This Week in Madrid

The future of the International Olive Council is among key topics to be discussed at the annual session in Madrid this week.

Feb. 27, 2013

Olive Oil’s High-Oleic Rivals Mounting

Production of high-oleic acid soybean oil is set to rise 20-fold in less than five years and biotech giants expect demand to grow fast.

Feb. 14, 2013

Olive Council 'Lacks Funds' to Represent Sector at Key Meeting

The intergovernmental organization says a lack of funds will prevent it attending the key Codex meeting on international standards.

Jan. 22, 2013

Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil

New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.

Jun. 7, 2012

Producer Prices Lowest Since 2009

The latest round of subsidized olive oil storage has failed to rally prices, which the International Olive Council says remain at their lowest levels since 2009.

May. 7, 2012

Olive Oil Analysis Discussed at Annual Chemists' Meeting

Olive oil analysis received more than its fifteen minutes of fame at this year’s annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists’ Society in Long Beach, California.

Nov. 30, 2011

International Olive Council Seeks Greater 'Transparency'

The need for more transparency in the olive oil market and for uniformity on tariff codes were among key issues discussed at the 99th session of the International Olive Council’s Council of Members, held recently in Madrid.

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.

Oct. 11, 2011

International Olive Council Studying Oils Beyond the Limits of its Standard

The IOC invited producers to help it better understand olive oils that fell outside of its standards. The limited response was discussed last week in Madrid.

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.

Feb. 25, 2011

Gawel: IOC Response to Olive Oil Standards More "Rhetoric"

The Australian olive oil expert said that in criticizing the proposed standards the IOC failed to provide data to support its rationales such as how certain limits were set.