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May. 29, 2012

Europe's Olive Oil Label Verification Laws Not Being Used

European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş has promised tighter scrutiny of the truth of olive oil labels on being questioned by Olive Oil Times about seeming flaws in the current system.

May. 9, 2012

Report: Spanish Consumers Know Very Little About Olive Oil

Spain is the leading global producer and olive oil is a symbol of its cultural identity, knowledge of it among spanish consumers is quite low.

May. 7, 2012

European Commission Advisory Group Told Panel Tests 'Not Sustainable'

Concerns with the olive oil panel test were aired at the last meeting of the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

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Dec. 4, 2011

VN Dalmia Offers an Olive Oil Reality Check

"We should not waste time criticizing different grades of olive oil. Olive oil purists, in their zeal to promote extra virgin, miss the point," says VN Dalmia, chief executive of India's Dalmia Continental.

Oct. 5, 2011

Andalusia Fines 17 Producers €2,500 for Inferior Olive Oil

The inquiry started last November after analyses of 24 batches of cheap olive oil on sale in Jaén and Córdoba found the contents of some were inferior to that shown on the label.

Sep. 30, 2011

In Olive Council Memorandum, 'Unease' Over Australian Standards

In a memorandum sent to Standards Australia, Codex and Australia's agriculture and foreign affairs ministries, the IOC laid out what it sees as a troubling development.

Aug. 25, 2011

Mushrooms, Pepperoni and Benzopyrene

Onions and anchovies aren't the only toppings on your favorite pizza. Another ingredient is a grade of oil so low, you can't even call it "olive oil."

May. 30, 2011

Seville Meeting Asks "What Do Consumers Know About Olive Oil?"

Consumers' knowledge about olive oil quality, and controversial new EU rules designed to crack down on deodorized oils are on the agenda of a new annual conference in Seville.

Apr. 11, 2011

California Bill Would Align Laws With New U.S. Olive Oil Standards

The California State Health Committee voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 818, a first step toward revising the state's olive oil standards to match new USDA definitions.

Feb. 1, 2011

Paul Vossen: Olive Oil Taste Panels Are Not The Problem

Producers of fresh oil from high quality fruit should be the only ones rewarded with a higher price and the designation of extra virgin.

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Sep. 14, 2010

Understanding the New USDA Olive Oil Standards

Next month new USDA standards for olive oil go into effect. Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne and Paul Vossen address common questions about what the standards mean for producers.

Sep. 9, 2010

Olive Pomace Oil: Not What You Might Think

You were seduced by a nice package, low price and claims like "Premium Flavor" or "Made in Italy" before learning you didn't buy olive oil at all. You're not alone.

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