Feb. 1, 2011
Producers of fresh oil from high quality fruit should be the only ones rewarded with a higher price and the designation of extra virgin.
Jan. 24, 2011
Tamer Bilici said, “We have gone to Italy and completed our talks with Italian officials. We plan to put the facility into operation using high technology.”
Jan. 21, 2011
A new report commissioned by the Olive Council about the North American olive oil market shows more demand, and more confusion as consumers sift through competing messages.
Dec. 7, 2010
The Lara, Victoria lab and advisory announced it has successfully maintained its accreditation with important certification programs.
Nov. 10, 2010
Concerns arise over origin criteria, who confers the special designations; and once an olive oil or table olive has the designation, who protects and polices it.
Oct. 26, 2010
The campaign to promote Spanish olive oil throughout Brazil is seen as a key strategic move to woo the consumer base of a country yet to be dominated by a single olive oil provider.
Oct. 22, 2010
The IOC Cemists Group says the Davis study advocated "methods that have not been proven to have any relationship with the quality or purity of olive oils."
Oct. 11, 2010
International Olive Council Executive Director Mohammed Ouhmad Sbitri said global demand for olive oil has steadily increased with production to maintain a relative equilibrium.
Sep. 24, 2010
The supermarket chain will be penalized for selling adulterated olive oil under its brand name Auchan, and for "lack of the most fundamental duties of due diligence."
Aug. 24, 2010
To ensure Uruguayan olive oil meets IOC criteria, the project will also fund a tasting panel accustomed to the sensory qualities necessary for international certification.
Aug. 13, 2010
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.
Jul. 28, 2010
The Davis report's bashing of imported olive oils has enjoyed the kind of viral publicity only eye-grabbing headlines like "That Olive Oil's No Virgin" could achieve. But is it fair?
Jul. 27, 2010
The majority of these new denominations would apply to olive oil producing nations outside the European Union, like Argentina and Palestine.
Jul. 14, 2010
Most olive oils labeled as extra virgin sourced from several California supermarkets were substandard, according to the UC Davis Olive Center.