olive oil quality

Sep. 15, 2021

Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy

The researchers said that the gelled EVOO maintained its healthy qualities in the semi-solid form and could replace saturated fat in a range of culinary applications.

Sep. 8, 2021

Spain Approves New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality and Standards

The new laws update the previous ones from 1983 and are meant to add value for producers, promote consumption and fight fraud.

Aug. 13, 2021

Northern Italian Producers Share Secrets of Success at World Olive Oil Competition

A unique climate paired with a focus on local varieties helped propel producers from across the north of the country to success at the 2021 NYIOOC.

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Aug. 2, 2021

Organic Producers from Puglia Triumph at World Competition

Producers from southwestern Italy overcame Xylella fastidiosa, erratic weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 29, 2021

Mavras Olive Oil Company Relies on Tradition, Terroir to Produce Quality EVOO

Despite the challenges posed by climate change and the volatile olive oil market, the producers behind Mavras believe quality is the key to success.

Jul. 13, 2021

A Third of The Best American Olive Oils Come from This California Region

Producers from California’s Central Coast attributed the climate, soil and dedication of local institutions to their big successes at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 24, 2021

Jordanian Producers Celebrate First-Ever Wins at World Olive Oil Competition

After a harvest marked by the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and hot and dry weather, producers from Jordan earned four awards from the World Competition.

Jun. 24, 2021

Israeli Producers Celebrate Record Year at World Competition

Producers from across the small Middle Eastern country earned one Gold Award and two Silver Awards from four entries.

Jun. 24, 2021

Fruitful Harvest Yields Record Year for Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Producers from the two small Balkan countries enjoyed fruitful harvests and earned a record number of awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 24, 2021

Italian and Brazilian Producers Win Big at 6th EVO Contest

The competition led by Antonio G. Lauro received a record-high 704 entries, including 80 flavored oils.

Jun. 22, 2021

Bountiful Harvest Yields Wins for South African Producers at World Competition

South African producers earned a record-tying nine awards at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, more than twice the number they earned in 2020.

Jun. 22, 2021

Producers from Peloponnese Shine at NYIOOC World Competition

The record success of Greek producers at the 2021 NYIOOC was partially driven by exceptional performances from producers on the southwestern Peloponnese peninsula.

Jun. 21, 2021

Award-Winning Producers Optimistic As Olive Oil Culture Takes Root in Japan

Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.

Jun. 1, 2021

The Farmer Behind the Dramatic Rise of Dalmatian Olive Oils on the World Stage

Tomislav Duvnjak organized local producers to help them enter the NYIOOC. The result was a record haul for the coastal Croatian region.

May. 4, 2021

Tips for Selecting High-Polyphenol Olive Oils

A guideline for selecting high polyphenol oils, with no additional information other than what is on the bottle’s label.

Apr. 26, 2021

South American Olive Oil Conference Goes Online

Attendees can listen to prerecorded lectures on a range of topics online. Presenters see this as a positive step for the continent’s olive oil sector.

Apr. 1, 2021

Researchers Identify Main Types of Olive Oil Fraud, Propose Solutions

A scientific review identified the most prevalent types of olive oil fraud and proposed countermeasures including more cooperation among regulatory bodies.

Mar. 25, 2021

Italian Olive Sector Must Focus on Quality for Future Success, Report Finds

A lack of cooperation throughout the sector is hurting producers’ bottom lines, according to an agricultural institute study.

Mar. 9, 2021

Oleum Develops New Tools for EVOO Analysis, Authentication

The analysis tools will impact the way blends are made, olive oil quality is assessed and shelf-life is evaluated, according to researchers.

Feb. 24, 2021

Even Dark Glass Bottles Leave EVOO Susceptible to Oxidation, Study Finds

Extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles suffers significant degradation in supermarket-like conditions, researchers in Italy found.

Feb. 17, 2021

Italy Pledges Nearly €70M for Olive Oil and Table Olive Sector

The money will be used to improve quality, protect the environment and promote traceability in the sector until the Common Agricultural Policy takes effect in 2023.

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