Sep. 8, 2021
The new laws update the previous ones from 1983 and are meant to add value for producers, promote consumption and fight fraud.
Jun. 19, 2020
Greek trade representatives question the motives behind a "standard of identity" proposed by Spain's Deoleo and an American importers group.
May. 27, 2020
The North American Olive Oil Association seeks to establish an olive oil standard of identity, which the association said will help prevent fraud and increase consumer confidence in olive oil.
Mar. 19, 2020
Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.
Feb. 26, 2020
Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.
Aug. 1, 2017
Part of Europe's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is an ambitious plan to find common approaches and analytical tools to check the quality and authenticity of olive oil.
Apr. 10, 2017
Lab tests have revealed that one-third of olive oils for sale in Canada do not meet quality standards, according to a report citing chemical analyses by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Dec. 19, 2016
The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) filed a lawsuit against California-based distributor Veronica Foods for what it called "false, misleading and scientifically unsubstantiated statements."
Jan. 27, 2016
An announcement is expected on the formation of a trade group made up of New World olive oil producing countries, an organization that would rival the Madrid-based International Olive Council.
Oct. 15, 2015
The Olive Oil Commission of California is reaching out about its role and the new regulations affecting the state's producers.
May. 28, 2015
A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.
Nov. 27, 2013
The future of the International Olive Council is among key topics to be discussed at the annual session in Madrid this week.
Nov. 11, 2013
A renewed effort to reach a single international standard for olive oil was called for by members of the sector attending a recent International Olive Council meeting, the IOC says in a summary of the event.
Oct. 15, 2013
Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries.
Sep. 25, 2013
It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.
Sep. 12, 2013
Olive oil producers, importers and marketers around the world are sifting document to try to gauge how it might affect their interests.
Sep. 10, 2013
The Senate approved a measure to establish a state commission to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry.
May. 7, 2013
Olive oil is getting more attention in the scientific community of oil chemists who met in Montreal last week for their annual meeting.