olive oil standards

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 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.

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.

Jul. 30, 2018

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.

Aug. 1, 2017

'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.

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.

Aug. 4, 2014

With No Deal on Olive Council’s Future, Europe Favors Treaty Extension

Lack of a deal on the future of the IOC means the treaty governing it is likely to be prolonged a year beyond its December expiration.

Jul. 4, 2014

California Commission Releases Proposed Olive Oil Standards

The newly created Olive Oil Commission of California made its recommendations for new grade and labeling standards to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture.

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."

Jan. 22, 2013

Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil

New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.

Jan. 7, 2013

Indian Olive Association Objects to Proposed Standards

IOA objected to the mismatch between the standards proposed by FSSAI and those established by Codex and the International Olive Council.

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