Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Nov. 26, 2018

FDA Allows Cardiovascular Health on Olive Oil Labels

A new 'qualified health claim' allows bottlers to say that their product improves heart health if consumed instead of animal-based fats.

Jul. 20, 2017

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.

Oct. 13, 2016

FDA Reconsiders Standard for 'Healthy' Claim

The FDA will re-evaluate its regulations concerning nutritional content claims, including the use of the term “healthy.”

Apr. 21, 2016

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.

Feb. 26, 2014

The FDA’s Take on the Benefits of Olive Oil

The qualified health claim states that 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Feb. 18, 2014

U.S. FDA Warns Company Over Olive Oil-Related Claims

A recent FDA warning letter is a sobering reminder for dietary supplement companies to be careful about their product claims.

Oct. 14, 2012

USITC Stalking the Olive Groves

Hopefully the USITC report will be used to support long-term goals, not only the short-term interests of U.S. olive oil producers.

Oct. 10, 2012

The USITC Investigation of the Olive Oil Market: Thoughts from Legal Experts

An expert analysis of the United States International Trade Commission's olive oil investigation.

Oct. 4, 2012

Trade Commission Investigates Olive Oil Industry 'Competitiveness'

The global competitiveness of the U.S. commercial olive oil industry will be the subject of a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigation.

Aug. 18, 2012

Olive Oil Importers Lobby Congress to Oppose Marketing Order

A new group called the Alliance for Quality Standards is urging lawmakers to oppose the adoption of an olive oil marketing order proposed by California producers.

Jul. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Importers Ask FDA for 'Enhanced Standard of Identity'

The NAOOA, whose members are companies that import olive oil into the U.S., petitioned the FDA to adopt standards established by the International Olive Council.