olive oil standards

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. 26, 2020

Small Sampling in Sweden Spurs Debate on Tasting Panels

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.

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.

Jul. 8, 2019

Olive Council, Europe Collaborate on Limiting Contaminants in Olive Oil

The IOC has told the EU the threshold for safely being able to consume the chemical 3-MCPD, which is found in refined vegetable oils.

Feb. 27, 2019

Italian Trade Group Proposes New Classification for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A proposal to lower the acidity threshold value of the extra virgin olive oil from 0.8 to 0.5 percent was presented by the consortium of Italian olive oil producers at a conference in Rome.

Oct. 15, 2015

California Farmers Remain Unfamiliar with New Olive Oil Commission

The Olive Oil Commission of California is reaching out about its role and the new regulations affecting the state's producers.

May. 28, 2015

Two Out of Three California Olive Oils Fail New Homegrown Standards, Report Finds

A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.

Feb. 26, 2015

Croatian MEP Proposes New Quality Measures

The European Parliament has proposed measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils to protect consumers and producers.

Feb. 13, 2015

Olive Council Members Meet in 23rd Session

The International Olive Council (IOC) held the 23rd session of its Council of Members in Madrid.

Feb. 10, 2015

Olive Council Says Proposed Changes to Codex Standard Hinder Fraud Detection

The International Olive Council produced three papers in preparation for the 24th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils.

Jan. 12, 2015

Proposed Rules Would Align Morocco with International Standards

The Moroccan government has proposed rules which will define and regulate the quality of olive oil.

Sep. 18, 2014

California Approves Olive Oil Standards

The California olive oil industry is cheering as the state adopts new standards for olive oil produced in the state.

Sep. 12, 2013

Trade Commission Releases Report on Year-Long Investigation into U.S. Olive Oil Competitiveness

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

Bill to Create California Olive Oil Commission Clears Senate

The Senate approved a measure to establish a state commission to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry.

Jun. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

May. 7, 2013

Annual Chemists' Meeting Shows Growing Interest in Olive Oil

Olive oil is getting more attention in the scientific community of oil chemists who met in Montreal last week for their annual meeting.

Mar. 25, 2013

Codex Wants More Data on Engineered Soybean Oils

Bioetch giants Monsanto and DuPont will have to wait two years to seek a standard for genetically-engineered high-oleic soy bean oil.

Mar. 22, 2013

New World Fails in Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil

New World producers have again failed in a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil, which they say acts as a trade barrier.

Feb. 27, 2013

Olive Oil’s High-Oleic Rivals Mounting

Production of high-oleic acid soybean oil is set to rise 20-fold in less than five years and biotech giants expect demand to grow fast.

Feb. 19, 2013

New Olive Oil Certification at Hebrew University

Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem can earn a degree in "olive oil expertise."

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