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Jan. 17, 2013

Portugal's Experience Banning Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.

Jan. 14, 2013

Debate Continues Over Olive Oil Labeling

Debate over what information should appear on olive oil bottles continues as the European Commission drafts new labeling laws.

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.

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.

Aug. 14, 2011

Andalusian Minister Under Fire for Blaming Olive Oil Preservation, Not Fraud

Industry groups said María Jesús Montero's comments had created confusion and demonstrated a failure to take seriously the possibility olive oil fraud was the culprit behind a highly-publicized investigation.

Aug. 6, 2011

European Commission Prepares to Ban Thousands of Unproved Health Claims

Food marketers are on notice as Europe gears up to ban thousands of claims on labels but the antioxidant effects of polyphenols in olive oil was among the few approved.

Apr. 13, 2011

Olive Oil Lawsuit Dropped in California

The class action lawsuit followed a University of California at Davis study that found samples of imported olive oils from supermarkets failed certain tests for extra virgin classification.

Jul. 8, 2010

New Organic Logo in Europe

The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the necessary standards.