olive oil standards

Sep. 8, 2021

Spain Approves New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality and Standards

The new laws update the previous ones from 1983 and are meant to add value for producers, promote consumption and fight fraud.

Apr. 16, 2021

Olive Council Awards Four Research Scholarships

The scholarships will cover four years and fund research focusing on standardization, olive technology and cooperation.

Jun. 19, 2020

Proposed Standard Would Imperil Greek Exports, Trade Group Warns

Greek trade representatives question the motives behind a "standard of identity" proposed by Spain's Deoleo and an American importers group.

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May. 27, 2020

Trade Group Petitions FDA for Olive Oil Standard of Identity

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

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.

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.

Apr. 10, 2017

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

Dec. 19, 2016

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."

Jan. 27, 2016

'New World' Producers Set to Announce Trade Group to Rival International Olive Council

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

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.

Nov. 27, 2013

Olive Council Decision-Makers Meeting This Week in Madrid

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

Council Hears Why Olive Oil Quality Seals Are Burgeoning

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

Quality Seal Sought to Protect Image of Spanish Olive Oil

Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries.

Sep. 25, 2013

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

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.

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