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Aug. 4, 2016

New Deputy Directors at International Olive Council

The new senior management team is now complete with the addition of two new deputy directors, Mustafa Sepetçi in charge of administrative and financial affairs, and Jaime Lillo who will oversee the technical, economic and promotional units.

Jul. 22, 2016

IOC Approves New Limits for Fatty Acids, Restoring 'Extra Virgin' Status to Southern Italian Varieties

The International Olive Oil Council approved new limits for fatty acids, allowing some varietals with unique chemical makeups to meet the parameters for the extra virgin grade.

Jul. 8, 2016

Olive Oil Production Gives Back to Environment More than it Takes

The latest research indicates that the carbon sink effect from olive trees in the biomass and soil is much higher than greenhouse gas emissions from production.

Jan. 27, 2016

'New World' Producers Set to Announce Trade Group to Rival International Olive Council

An announcement is expected on the formation of a trade group made up of New World olive oil producing countries, an organization that would rival the Madrid-based International Olive Council.

Jan. 14, 2016

Olive Council Looks Back at 57 Years Since Founding

In its latest newsletter, the International Olive Council looked back at its founding and pointed to changes in the charter defining its future.

Dec. 8, 2015

Global Olive Oil Consumption Slips 7 Percent

World consumption for the 2014/15 crop year was assessed at 2.85 million tons, while in Europe consumption fell by 11 percent to 1.5 million tons, accounting for most of the downturn.

Dec. 2, 2015

Olive Council Elects New Leader

The Council of Members nominated Abdellatif Ghedira, a Tunisian, who was selected among a group of applicants including Moroccan and Spanish candidates.

Oct. 14, 2015

U.N. Reasserts Role of International Olive Council with New Agreement

The U.N. Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) adopted a new agreement that will be the basis of the IOC's mandate through 2026.

Sep. 9, 2015

This Year's Harvest Not as Bad as the Last One, Council Wagers

The IOC pegged production for the 2015/2016 harvest at “more than 2.5 million tons,” or, in other words, it won’t be the worst harvest in 15 years.

Jul. 2, 2015

Olive Council Looks for a New Leader

The International Olive Council (IOC) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Jean-Louis Barjol, whose term ends in December.

Jun. 24, 2015

Olive Council Members Draft New Agreement

Discussions on the draft took place before the IOC’s 24th extraordinary session in Madrid last week.

Jun. 10, 2015

'Believe in Olive Oil' Campaign to Launch in Japan

The IOC campaign aims to promote olive oil and its health benefits while introducing new flavors for use in traditional Japanese cuisine.

May. 18, 2015

In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions

Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules.

Apr. 30, 2015

Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.

Mar. 9, 2015

Olive Oil Consumption in Italy Slides to 25-Year Low

Italy and Spain are neck and neck for the top spot in total olive oil consumption, according to a report today by the International Olive Council.

Feb. 13, 2015

Olive Council Members Meet in 23rd Session

The International Olive Council (IOC) held the 23rd session of its Council of Members in Madrid.

Feb. 10, 2015

Spain Dominates Booming American Market for Bulk Olive Oil

Bulk olive oil imports are replacing prepackaged shipments, according to figures released today by the International Olive Council (IOC).

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.

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