International Olive Council (IOC) / page 25


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.

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.

Jul. 5, 2010

Industry Up-And-Comer Argentina to Host Olive Oil Forum

Industry leaders are eager to tap into the budding Argentinean market which is set to become a respected producer of quality olive oil.

Jun. 26, 2010

Olive Oil Council Meets in Morocco

At a meeting in Essaouira, Morocco, concern about world prices and a plan for North African expansion

Jun. 16, 2010

IOOC Combats Olive Oil Fraud With New Tools

The IOOC expects to improve the ability to detect fraudulent methods of production, specifically those that mask the smell of inferior oils by various processes of deodorization.

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.