olive oil quality

Oct. 28, 2019

Pulsed Electric Technology Increases Yield and Quality, Study Finds

A study from the University of Perugia confirms that pulsed electric field technology increases both the quality and yield for three different olive cultivars.

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.

Aug. 19, 2019

Bag-in-Box Containers Prove Superior for Olive Oil Storage

Researchers found that olive oil stored in bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards for longer periods of time in both room temperature and abuse temperature storage conditions that olive oil stored in tin-plated steel containers.

Jul. 8, 2019

Olive Council, Europe Collaborate on Limiting Contaminants in Olive Oil

The IOC has told the EU the threshold for safely being able to consume the chemical 3-MCPD, which is found in refined vegetable oils.

Jun. 3, 2019

Study Finds Olives Grown at Higher Altitudes Yield Better Quality Oils

A study conducted by Jerash University found that oils produced from areas of higher altitude in Jordan had a longer shelf life and higher nutritional values.

Apr. 3, 2019

Facial Recognition May Complement Taste Tests

Researchers are developing facial recognition software with the aim to enhance the accuracy of panel testing.

Sep. 11, 2017

California's International Culinary Center to Host 3rd Olive Oil Sommelier Program

An international faculty of renowned experts will guide students through more than 100 olive oil samples from 26 countries in the world’s most comprehensive curriculum in olive oil quality assessment.

May. 23, 2017

For Spain's 'La Olivilla,' Winning Top Award, Restoring Nature Go Hand in Hand

Just five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain decided to work together and produce high-quality olive oil with respect for the environment. Last month, their Dehesa de la Sabina earned the industry's top award.

May. 15, 2017

The Man Behind China's Unlikely Gold at NYIOOC

An agronomic engineer from Argentina convinces a Chinese company to improve product quality and strikes gold at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.

May. 6, 2017

Croatians' Pursuit of Quality Pays Off at NYIOOC

Croatian olive oil producers won a record 22 awards at NYIOOC 2017. Some of this year's winners shared their reactions and what the international recognition means for them.

May. 4, 2017

It’s a Great Time to Find High-Quality Olive Oils

At the world's most prestigious olive oil competition, there were more entries -- and more winners -- than ever before, spelling good news for fans of high-quality extra virgin olive oils.

May. 4, 2017

Spanish Producers Win Big at NYIOOC

Spain won six Best in Class, 83 Gold and 38 Silver Awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition last Thursday.

Apr. 28, 2017

At 2017 NYIOOC: Signs of the 'Sea Change We Have Been Waiting For'

After a challenging harvest season and a 30-percent drop in global production, more brands than ever were analyzed at the world's largest olive oil competition -- a strong sign of the growing number of producers focused on quality.

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.

Aug. 19, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Know Your Olive Oil is a Ripoff

So you splurged for extra virgin olive oil, but did you get what you paid for? Here are five sure signs you got ripped.

Jun. 30, 2016

A New Way for Retailers and Restaurants to Stock the World's Best Olive Oils

The Best Olive Oils Marketplace, the e-commerce platform for award-winning extra virgin olive oils, is now open to wholesale buyers.

Jun. 1, 2016

Some of the Best Olive Oils are Made in Croatia

This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

May. 31, 2016

‘Best Olive Oils Marketplace’ Offers World’s Top-Rated Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Early orders are exceeding expectations on the Marketplace, where every oil is an award winner at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition

May. 12, 2016

Marketplace for World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils Nears Launch

A new "Buy Now" button will soon appear beside the winning brands on bestoliveoils.com, the annual guide to the best olive oils in the world.

Apr. 28, 2016

U.S. Wins 50 Awards at International Olive Oil Competition

American olive oil producers had their best showing yet at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Apr. 16, 2016

Few Greek Olive Oils Shine at 2016 NYIOOC

While twenty took awards at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the success rate of Greek olive oils fell far behind the other major producing countries.

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