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Feb. 15, 2013

Olive Oil Fridge Test? Don't Count On It.

Dr. Oz urged his 3 million viewers to test EVOO by chilling it, but experts say the “fridge test” for olive oil is a long-standing myth.

Feb. 7, 2013

Trade Group Sues Olive Oil Producer for Deceptive Labeling

It was the first time the North American Olive Oil Association, a trade group of importers, has taken legal action against a producer.

Dec. 6, 2012

USITC Holds Hearing on Olive Oil Market Conditions

The USITC held a hearing as part of an investigation into the conditions of competition in the olive oil market.

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.

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.

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. 26, 2010

Davis Olive Center Chemist, NAOOA's Bauer on NPR

Debate continues to swirl around the recent UC Davis Olive Center's report that found most imported extra virgin olive oils sampled did not meet international standards.

Jul. 16, 2010

Industry Group Responds to UC Davis Olive Oil Report (Press Release)

"Through our ongoing, rigorous testing of olive oils, I assure you that the imported olive oils sold by our members are labeled correctly" Bob Bauer, NAOOA

Jul. 14, 2010

In America, Olive Oil from Coast to Coast

You can thank the booming California industry for the buzz around olive oil in the States these days, but East Coasters aren't exactly virgins to the concept.

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