North American Olive Oil Association NAOOA

Oct. 16, 2019

Importers Ask for Tariff Exemption for Goods Shipped Before October

The NAOOA and 80 other trade organizations argue that tariffs applied to goods shipped from Europe prior to October would only hurt American importers and consumers.

May. 1, 2019

U.S. Trade Rep. to Hold Public Hearing on Olive Oil Tariffs

Among those giving testimony at the hearing will be the executive director of the North American Olive Oil Association, which is also circulating a petition to get olive oil removed from the list.

Apr. 23, 2019

Trade Group Petitions U.S. Over Potential Olive Oil Tariffs

The North American Olive Oil Association has said American consumers will be directly hurt by potential tariffs on European olive oil imports and called the suggested move a "tax" on Americans' health.

Aug. 29, 2018

Judge Partially Reinstates Trade Group's Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that the North American Olive Oil Association may sue Veronica Foods on its own behalf, but not on behalf of its members. An attorney for Veronica Foods has again filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Jul. 11, 2018

CEO of Largest Olive Oil Company Calls the Industry's Business Model 'Broken'

Pierluigi Tosato spoke today to a group representing major importers and said the industry was going about it all wrong.

May. 23, 2018

Importers' Group Announces New Labeling Rules

The North American Olive Oil Association will require its members to apply two-year best-by dates on labels, ensure that country of origin details are clear, and provide recommendations for storage and usage.

Dec. 19, 2016

Trade Group Sues Specialty Store Distributor for ‘False Statements’

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) filed a lawsuit against California-based distributor Veronica Foods for what it called "false, misleading and scientifically unsubstantiated statements."

Nov. 29, 2016

Trade Group Sues 'Dr. Oz' for Statements About Imported Olive Oil

The suit filed today in Georgia by the trade group that represents the largest American importers and bottlers challenges Oz on what it calls his “false attacks” on imported olive oils.

Jan. 19, 2016

Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Informational Meeting

The OOCC was formed by the California olive oil industry for the purpose of developing, verifying and enforcing standards for California olive oil, and for conducting research on olives and olive oil. It held a meeting in Sacramento last week.

May. 28, 2015

Two Out of Three California Olive Oils Fail New Homegrown Standards, Report Finds

A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.

Sep. 18, 2014

California Approves Olive Oil Standards

The California olive oil industry is cheering as the state adopts new standards for olive oil produced in the state.

Jul. 22, 2014

Divergent Views on Proposed California Olive Oil Standards

Forty-nine witnesses testified on proposed olive oil grading and labeling standards, and many others submitted written comments.

Jul. 8, 2014

Survey Finds Consumers Both Enthused, and Confused, About Olive Oil

Americans use olive oil a lot once they start, but myths persist and they still find choosing an olive oil confusing, a survey found.

Oct. 14, 2012

USITC Stalking the Olive Groves

Hopefully the USITC report will be used to support long-term goals, not only the short-term interests of U.S. olive oil producers.

Oct. 10, 2012

The USITC Investigation of the Olive Oil Market: Thoughts from Legal Experts

An expert analysis of the United States International Trade Commission's olive oil investigation.

Oct. 4, 2012

Trade Commission Investigates Olive Oil Industry 'Competitiveness'

The global competitiveness of the U.S. commercial olive oil industry will be the subject of a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigation.

Jul. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Importers Ask FDA for 'Enhanced Standard of Identity'

The NAOOA, whose members are companies that import olive oil into the U.S., petitioned the FDA to adopt standards established by the International Olive Council.

Mar. 18, 2012

American Olive Oil Producers Draft Federal Marketing Order

American olive oil producers are drafting a federal marketing order that would set higher quality standards, redefine grades and require new testing of all olive oil produced here.

Jan. 24, 2012

Stakeholders to Testify at California Olive Oil Hearing

Extra virgin olive oil fraud will be the topic of an informational hearing Thursday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

Apr. 12, 2011

North American Olive Oil Association Hosts a Tasting in New York

Olive oil industry executives and journalists gathered at a midtown Manhattan Italian restaurant Monday evening for an olive oil tasting and dinner NAOOA.

Feb. 16, 2011

Edwin Frankel: Taking California Olive Oil to Higher Standards

Bold and controversial, his recently published findings have gripped the attention of the industry as they pave the way toward scientific strides for California olive oil.

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