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Jun. 4, 2013

Australian Company Fined for Deceptive Olive Oil Labeling

MOI International sold a product labeled '100% Olive Oil' with small print on the package indicating it was mostly canola.

May. 29, 2013

Spain Denies Request for Details of Olive Oil Audits

Spain has objected to a request to release details of its audits of the accuracy of olive oil labels.

May. 16, 2013

Europe to Ban Refillable Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

Olive oil in restaurants and bars in Europe will have to be in properly-labeled, non-reusable containers from next year.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

Dec. 9, 2012

Spain Gives General Backing to EU Olive Oil Action Plan

World olive oil capital Spain gave broad support for a range of changes that could form part of an EU action plan for the struggling sector.

Nov. 20, 2012

European Producers Group Backs More Testing, Labeling Changes

At a meeting last week of European farmers, there was some support for measures in the proposed European "olive oil action plan."

Oct. 30, 2012

EU Action Plan for Olive Oil Inching Forward

More quality checks and tighter rules on labeling are among measures currently before by EU lawmakers.

Oct. 26, 2012

Spanish Consumer Group Finds Nearly One in Three Olive Oils Mislabeled

A Spanish consumer body says nine out of 34 extra virgin olive oils it tested were really virgin olive oil and one was lampante.

Sep. 13, 2012

Organic Olive Oil, EU Law and Proposition 37

If consumer protection has any meaning at all, California's Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, would seem to be a no-brainer.

Aug. 21, 2012

U.K. Watchdog Okays Unilever's 'Less Saturated Fat than Olive Oil' Claim

Ads claiming Unilever’s Flora Cuisine cooking oil provides “45 percent less saturated fat than olive oil" can stay on TV after the UK advertising watchdog found they are unlikely to mislead viewers.

Feb. 23, 2012

Think Twice About Antioxidant Claims

One of few food label claims to survive a rigorous European review was the antioxidant effect of olive polyphenols, news that saw the olive extract sector surge. But nutrition expert John Finley counsels caution on such claims.

Jan. 26, 2012

No Excuses for Poor Olive Oil Labeling

Spanish marketing expert David Martínez Roig says many olive oil labels are doing the bare minimum.

Jan. 18, 2012

EU Codifies Marketing Standards for Olive Oil

In the interests of clarity and rationality, the European Union has this month published an updated version of its regulation on marketing standards for olive oil.

Dec. 28, 2011

Greeks Turn to Lower Quality Olive Oil During Crisis

During the current financial crisis, demand for first quality standardized olive oil has declined in Greece. The explanation relies in the cuts to wages and the limitation of household resources in general.

Dec. 2, 2011

Olive Oil Labeling Under Spotlight

Whether to include information such as a use by date and what to do about inevitable small changes in virgin olive oil's sensorial properties after bottling are being considered by an international group reviewing labeling.

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. 23, 2011

Dalmia Tries Simplified Olive Oil Labels in India

Leonardo olive pomace oil is ideally suited for everyday Indian cooking and frying, according to its new label which now includes a prominent image of a traditional Indian food platter.

Sep. 17, 2011

New Olive Oil Labeling Rules in Italy Require Clearer Origin Indication

A new decree states that the place of origin must be written in legible characters and in the same field of vision as the category of oil.