olive oil quality

Jul. 7, 2024

Portuguese Producers Highlight Quality as the Cornerstone of Promotional Efforts

After achieving their second-biggest harvest ever, Portuguese producers celebrated impressive results at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 12, 2024

Deoleo North America CEO Says Sustainability is Key to Growing Olive Oil Sector

Thierry Moyroud views Deoleo as guardians of the industry, prioritizing quality production and sustainable practices above all else.

Jun. 10, 2024

French Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

While France produced 5,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year, farmers and millers in France earned 14 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 3, 2024

Croatian Producers Share Secrets Behind Their Award-Winning Success

The small southeastern European country produced just 3,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year but earned 80 awards from 97 entries at the World Competition.

May. 28, 2024

East Asian Producers Show Award-Winning Quality on World Stage

Producers from China and Japan combined to earn ten awards at the 2024 World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 28, 2024

Greek Producers Celebrate Successful Finish to Historically Low Harvest

Farmers and millers in Greece earned 56 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition after the worst harvest in a decade.

May. 1, 2024

Australian Olive Association Implements Quality Monitoring Program

The program aims to assure Australians that olive oils are correctly labeled and meet the necessary standards at a time of increasing prices.

Apr. 18, 2024

Croatian Ag Minister Applauds Country’s Most Awarded Producer

With four more honors at the 2024 World Olive Oil Competition, Avistria is Croatia's most decorated producer.

Apr. 16, 2024

Algerian Olive Oil Sector Maintains Momentum Despite Poor Harvest

Olive oil production in the 2023/24 crop year is expected to be about 50 percent below average. Still, officials are confident that the sector is poised to grow.

Apr. 16, 2024

Small Producers, Oleotourism Take Center Stage at Ercole Olivario

The winners of the main competition will participate in the Shelf Life Monitoring Project, which will help improve best practices for producers and consumers.

Apr. 11, 2024

Germany's Consumer Watchdog Warns Olive Oil Quality Is Falling

The warning comes after 17 of 19 samples of labeled extra virgin olive oil were found to be marginal, at best.

Apr. 9, 2024

Slovenian Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Challenging Harvest

While Slovenia's production fell 20 percent below average, two producers overcame inclement weather and pests to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Mar. 22, 2024

The Growing Pains of Albania’s Ascendant Olive Oil Sector

Production has doubled in the past decade and is expected to continue to rise. Some worry that quality will not follow suit.


Oct. 11, 2023

How Air Pollution Affects Olive Oil Quality in California

Producers and researchers weigh in on the impact of wildfire smoke and air pollution on the local olive oil industry.

Sep. 28, 2023

Precise Irrigation Key to Long-Term Productivity

A drought-resistant crop, olives still need adequate watering. Researchers are optimizing irrigation to improve yield and quality.

Sep. 26, 2023

How Monovarietal Olive Oils Promote Ecological Farming, Safeguard Landscapes

Producing monovarietal extra virgin olive oil promotes endemic varieties, which require fewer phytosanitary interventions, preserve landscapes and promote biodiversity.

Aug. 29, 2023

World Olive Oil Competition Southern Hemisphere Live Updates

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is unveiling award winners in the Southern Hemisphere division of the annual quality contest. Olive Oil Times writers around the world are covering the results and reactions.

Aug. 10, 2023

How an Experimental Farm in Japan Gave Rise to Award-Winning Olive Oil

What started as a land restoration project has transformed into an award-winning extra virgin olive oil-producing operation on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.

Aug. 8, 2023

Judging Gets Underway in NYIOOC Southern Division

Registration remains open until the final results are released in September. Producers across the hemisphere await the results.

Aug. 2, 2023

Education Vital to Success of Turkey’s Olive Oil Sector, Award-Winning Producer Says

After winning 10 awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the producers behind Oliva Malia are keen to share the secrets of their success.

Jul. 18, 2023

Research Explores Olive Oil Co-Extraction with Olive Leaves, Herbs and Spices

A research review examined how milling olives with olive leaves, herbs and spices could increase the polyphenol content of the resulting oil.