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.
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.
One-Third of Olive Oils Sold in Canada Don’t Meet Quality Standards
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
Trade Group Sues Specialty Store Distributor for ‘False Statements’
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."