olive oil quality

Mar. 19, 2020

Laws Governing Olive Oil Sector in Spain Set to Change

Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.

Feb. 14, 2020

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Feb. 6, 2020

Casas de Hualdo: In the World of Don Quixote

I thought good oil could only be produced in small quantities, like a good cup of coffee. Casas de Hualdo represents a thought-provoking mix of quantity and 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 bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards longer than tin-plated steel containers.

May. 9, 2018

World Olive Oil Consumption Hasn't Risen Since 2003, Even With 1B More People

Countless studies have proved the health benefits of olive oil. Why are we consuming less today than we did 14 years ago?

Dec. 7, 2017

Entries Pour in for Sixth NYIOOC

Producers overcame yet another challenging harvest season to ready their products for olive oil's biggest stage.

Nov. 10, 2017

Freezing Olives After Harvest Doesn't Affect Olive Oil Quality

Scientists found a possible solution to the reduction in quality that comes from storing olives at ambient temperatures -- storage at moderate freezer temperatures.

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.

Dec. 6, 2016

Scientists Use Forensic Techniques to Gauge Olive Oil Quality, Prevent Fraud

Scientists managed to quantify DNA present in olive oil with the help of breakthrough forensic techniques.

Oct. 27, 2016

New York Win Opens Doors for Sicilian Producer

Bono USA's Salvatore Russo-Tiesi said his NYIOOC awards have opened his business to new horizons, while "skipping a full step in the selling process."

Oct. 17, 2016

Early Entries Pour in as NYIOOC Adds Even More Value to Winning

The fifth edition of the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil competition will feature an expanded suite of tools designed to make it easier for buyers of all types to obtain the winning brands.

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

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