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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.

Apr. 16, 2016

EU Committee Approves Elimination of 18-Month Shelf-Life on EVOO Labels

The Senate’s EU Policies Committee voted to implement a law that provides for the controversial elimination of the 18-month shelf-life on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Mar. 25, 2016

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Feb. 18, 2016

Italian Farmers Propose Anti-Fraud Seal for EVOO

A new anti-fraud “super” label has been launched by the Italian Farmers Confederation to certify the origin of Italian olive oil.

Dec. 2, 2015

Basilippo's New Label Tells Consumers to 'Cool It'

The award-winning producer has developed a new labeling system that helps keep EVOO at the ideal temperature to maintain quality.

Nov. 16, 2015

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.

Sep. 28, 2015

Conference Urges Olive Oil Merchants to Monitor their Supply Chain

A small New York conference offered retailers and distributors pointers on managing risk and improving profits in the olive oil business.

Sep. 21, 2015

Non-GMO Labeling for Olive Oil a Non-Issue

Buyers are increasingly requiring assurances that foods are GMO-free, but the controversy has little to do with olive oil.

Aug. 24, 2015

California Passes Olive Oil Labeling Law

The new law reverses previous legislation that allowed labels to say 'made in California' even if the bulk of the product originated elsewhere.

Jun. 28, 2015

Tyrosol or Tyrosols: Greek Agency's Stance on Health Claim Comes Down to Semantics

A Greek agency's refusal to recognize tyrosol derivatives is based not on any scientific evidence, but on misguided wordplay.

Feb. 2, 2015

Olive Oil in France Rife with Deception and Fraud, Report Finds

Recent checks in France revealed widespread problems with falsely labeled olive oils.

Jan. 12, 2015

Filippo Berio and Bertolli Distributors Face Class Action over Olive Oil Quality

Two class action suits were filed in California against the importers of the most popular brands of Italian olive oils.

Dec. 9, 2014

New EU Labeling Laws Just in Time for Olive Oil's 'Black Year'

As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.

Oct. 27, 2014

Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles

The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.

Oct. 10, 2014

California's Olive Oil Time Warp

Thanks to their new self-imposed regulations, California olive oil producers are already partying like it's 2015.

Oct. 8, 2014

EU Rejects UK’s 'Traffic Light' Nutritional Labeling

Europe has rejected the U.K.'s food labeling system, which it says unfairly discriminates against healthful foods like olive oil.

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