olive oil labeling

Sep. 9, 2020

Italy Reiterates Opposition to Nutri-Score Label, Calls for Wider Adoption of Nutrinform

the Italian Minister of Agriculture has been lobbying other E.U. governments on the issue and has called for the protection of foods that she hailed as "pillars of the Mediterranean diet.”

Sep. 1, 2020

Scientists Want a 'Climate Label' Added to Europe's Nuti-Score

The influential scientific advisory board, WBAE, has asked the German government to do more for sustainability by introducing specific labels on products based on their carbon footprint.

Aug. 25, 2020

Cretan Producers Unite to Sell Olive Oils Under New Trade Association

The new bloc will promote Cretan olive oil under a common identity with the goals of achieving commercial recognition outside of Greece and gaining a larger market share.

Aug. 8, 2020

Nutri-Score Label More Effective Than NutrInform, Study Finds

The results of the study showed that while all five types of labels had limited impact on the food items chosen by consumers, the Nutri-Score system was most effective in aiding consumers to order the items by nutritional quality.

Aug. 7, 2020

E.U. Approves Italian Alternative to Nutri-Score Labeling System

Supporters hope Nutrinform, now approved for use in Europe, can challenge the controversial Nutri-Score system.

Aug. 7, 2020

California Trade Group Rescinds Membership Agreement After Backlash

Forty six member producers – representing a majority of the COOC’s production and revenue – condemned the change to the agreement, arguing it devalued the trade association and California olive oil.

Mar. 3, 2020

Italy Set to Deal Major Blow to 'Agribusiness Pirates'

A new law would protect Italian agriculture by letting prosecutors pursue frauds anywhere in the supply chain.

Feb. 26, 2020

Small Sampling in Sweden Spurs Debate on Tasting Panels

Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.

Feb. 17, 2020

Bill Aims to Protect 'Made in California' Brand

A proposed bill would prevent consumers from being misled into buying 'California' olive oils that are actually from somewhere else.

Jan. 16, 2020

Tunisian Olive Oil Producer Will Use Blockchain Technology to Fight Fraud

Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.

Oct. 7, 2019

Germany Announces Introduction of Controversial Food Labeling System

Despite their initial opposition to Nutriscore, Germany's Julia Klöckner last week gave the green light for the controversial food labeling system.

Sep. 30, 2019

California Olive Oil Industry Adopts Stricter Labeling Requirements

The Olive Oil Commission of California announced new rules that will apply to large producers, including adding best by dates to all olive oil labels and tightening the rules regarding how olive oil provenance is labeled.

Nov. 26, 2018

FDA Allows Cardiovascular Health on Olive Oil Labels

A new 'qualified health claim' allows bottlers to say that their product improves heart health if consumed instead of animal-based fats.

Apr. 20, 2017

Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.

Mar. 31, 2017

Fifth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The annual report on organized crime in agriculture confirmed the efficiency of Italian law enforcement with greater international cooperation.

Feb. 21, 2017

Provenance Branding Seen as Key to Protecting Australian Olive Oil Exports

With counterfeiting and quality issues a constant problem for Australian food brands, some experts believe that provenance branding is the key to safeguarding quality.

Feb. 20, 2017

When Does Olive Oil Lose Its Virginity?

Unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with time. And while many might wonder how long an extra virgin olive oil will stay extra virgin, there are too many moving parts for a simple answer.

Nov. 27, 2016

Italian EVOO Brands Launch 'Smart Labels'

A new ‘smart label’ will allow consumers to check the steps of an olive oil's production chain with a simple tap of their NFC-enabled smartphones.

Oct. 13, 2016

FDA Reconsiders Standard for 'Healthy' Claim

The FDA will re-evaluate its regulations concerning nutritional content claims, including the use of the term “healthy.”

Sep. 20, 2016

Ongoing Battle Over Refillable Bottles in Spain

Efforts continue to ensure that restaurants, hotels and caterers are in compliance with the Spanish Royal Decree that prohibits refilling olive oil bottles. This summer a council in Jaen and a farmers association have taken new measures.

Sep. 20, 2016

Italian Antitrust Authority Clears Colavita of Wrongdoing

The Italian Antitrust Authority has cleared Colavita Spa of an earlier charge of unfair business practices following a May 2015 report by the consumer magazine Il Test Salvagente.

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