olive oil standards

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.
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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.

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.
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Texas Olive Oil Producers Eye Formation of Advisory Board

The advisory board would provide olive growers and oil producers with more access to state and federal funds as well as increase their lobbying clout in Austin.

‘Oleum’ Project Seeks Better Solutions to Protect Olive Oil Authenticity

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.
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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."