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May. 30, 2014

Council Seeks Input on Olive Oil Definitions and Test Methods

Under a new system designed to boost transparency, the IOC has begun circulating proposals on new or revised methods of analysis, parameters or limits.

May. 6, 2014

Who’s Who On New Olive Oil Commission of California

To improve the state’s competitiveness the commission is expected to set meaningful and mandatory olive oil standards.

Apr. 28, 2014

Rural Payments Agency Trials UK Oil Testing

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has commenced with a trial olive oil inspection at the largest bottler in the UK, as part of preparations for enforcing new EU-wide regulations.

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.

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.

Nov. 28, 2012

European Commission Calls Proposed Olive Oil Marketing Order 'Unfair'

The E.U. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said a proposed U.S. marketing order for olive oil would cause unfair delays and costs.

Nov. 5, 2012

Australian Supermarket Adopts Standard, but Only for Private Label

Coles said it will phase out house branded olive oils that do not adhere to the standard by the end of this year. Local producers want more.

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