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Jul. 14, 2016

Research Shows Leccino Less Susceptible to Xf

According to a new study, the Leccino olive variety appears to be ‘tolerant’ to the attack of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium that has wiped out large swaths of Italian olive-growing regions.

Jul. 3, 2016

Third 'Monna Oliva' Crowns Best Italian Table Olives

One hundred Italian producers attended the third edition of the national competition for the best table olives, ‘Monna Oliva,’ held in Ascoli Piceno, Marche.

Jun. 23, 2016

Italian Antitrust Authority Fines Lidl, Deoleo and Coricelli for Misleading Consumers

The Italian Antitrust Authority imposed fines on the global discount supermarket chain Lidl and the world's largest olive oil producer for mislabeling olive oil.

Apr. 27, 2016

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

Apr. 21, 2016

Italian Producers of the World's Best Olive Oils Express Elation

NYIOOC award-winning olive oil producers reacted with elation to the news that their products were among the best in the world, just a year after one of the worst years on record.

Apr. 1, 2016

Report on Italian Olive Oil and the World Consumer

The first report on Italian extra virgin olive oil and the world consumer has been released by Extract, the observatory set up by Unaprol and Ixè

Apr. 1, 2016

Italy Launches First Olive Sector Plan

The State-Regions Conference approved the first National olive sector plan that should be implemented by the end of summer

Mar. 25, 2016

24th Ercole Olivario Awards Recognize Italian Olive Oil Excellence

The 24th edition of the Ercole Olivario concluded with a ceremony in Perugia.

Mar. 25, 2016

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Mar. 2, 2016

Proposal to Go Light on Olive Oil Fraudsters in Italy is Rejected

Agriculture and Justice Committees of the Chamber of Deputies rejected a measure to 'decriminalize' counterfeit olive oil.

Feb. 4, 2016

More Mislabeled Oil and Dangerous Colored Olives Seized in Italian Raids

Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.

Jan. 25, 2016

In Italy, Reactions to the '60 Minutes' Report on Olive Oil from Anger to Resolve

A report ded­i­cated to mafia involve­ment in Italian agri­cul­ture, and espe­cially the olive oil sec­tor, by CBS News mag­a­zine ​‘60 Minutes’ on January 3, nat­u­rally raised var­i­ous reac­tions. Taking a cue from recent scan­dals involv­ing adul­ter­ated olive oil, CBS News cor­re­spon­dent Bill Whitaker sus­pected the threat of mafia entan­gle­ment through­out the whole ​“Made in Italy” indus­try,

Jan. 1, 2016

'60 Minutes' Looks at Olive Oil Adulteration in Italy

This Sunday, the most successful program in U.S. television history will delve into the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in Italy and mafia involvement in the agricultural sector.

Dec. 22, 2015

More Obstacles for New PDOs and PGIs in Italy

Despite the difficulties, Italian growers and producers still consider protected origin designations a good way to protect and safeguard their products.

Dec. 18, 2015

Prosecutor in Lecce Seizes Olive Trees, Investigates Scientists for 'Misrepresentation'

Ten people are under investigation for the spreading of a plant disease, willful violation of the provisions on the environment and the "destruction or disfigurement of natural beauty."

Dec. 17, 2015

Decree to 'Decrimanalize' Counterfeit Olive Oil Leads to Protests in Italy

Italian growers are protesting a measure which they say threatens to undermine the struggle against products masquerading as Italian made.

Dec. 11, 2015

Italy 'Not Respecting Obligations' to Eradicate Xylella, EU Says

The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.

Dec. 10, 2015

Consumer Group Prepares for Class Action in Wake of EVOO Fraud Scandal

The consumer group Codacons is offering free registration to those who say they've been affected by the latest scandal involving the sale of substandard olive oil.

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