International Olive Council (IOC) / page 24


Feb. 1, 2011

Paul Vossen: Olive Oil Taste Panels Are Not The Problem

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

Turkey's Bilici Group, Italian Partner to Produce Olive Oil

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

Report Finds North Americans Hungry for Olive Oil, Often Misled

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

Australia's Modern Olives Helps Growers Find the Best Time to Harvest

The Lara, Victoria lab and advisory announced it has successfully maintained its accreditation with important certification programs.

Nov. 10, 2010

Olive Council Holds Meeting on Geographic Indications

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

Recipe Contest in Brazil Promotes Spanish Olive Oil

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. 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.

Oct. 22, 2010

Olive Council Chemists Issue Latest Challenge to Davis Study Claims

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

Olive Council Predicts Increased Olive Oil Production for 2010-11

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. 25, 2010

Making Sense of Olive Oil Testing

Liliana Scarafia from California's Agbiolab provides a perspective drawn from the UC Davis Study results that may be useful for retailers and buyers seeking to reduce the risk of mislabeled olive oil.

Sep. 24, 2010

Spanish Supermarket Chain Alcampo Accused of Olive Oil Fraud

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

Uruguay Inaugurates Breakthrough Lab for Olive Oil Evaluation

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

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.

Jul. 28, 2010

Cold Press: The Media Pile-On After the Davis Olive Oil Report

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

IOC Weighs in on Davis Olive Oil Study

"Owing to the lack of data and the methodology applied, this study does not provide solid evidence that the oils tested do not meet US and international standards" - IOC

Jul. 27, 2010

Olive Oil Council Considers 80 New Origin Denominations

The majority of these new denominations would apply to olive oil producing nations outside the European Union, like Argentina and Palestine.

Jul. 15, 2010

UC Davis Study Questioned

Questions were raised concerning the sample used to support a finding that 10 percent of the California olive oils tested failed to meet standards for extra virgin olive oil. Later, a typo was blamed for the discrepency.

Jul. 14, 2010

Report: Most Imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils Aren't Extra Virgin

Most olive oils labeled as extra virgin sourced from several California supermarkets were substandard, according to the UC Davis Olive Center.