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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.

Nov. 2, 2012

European Commission Asked to Act on Threat of U.S. 'Trade Barriers'

Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament about potential harm for E.U. exporters from the proposed U.S. marketing order.

Oct. 24, 2012

Spanish Producers Fear Imminent U.S. Import Restrictions

Spanish olive oil producers are up in arms over the “unfair” and “absurd” marketing order being considered in the United States Congress.

Jul. 12, 2012

Argentina to IOC: Campesterol Level Must Change

Argentina continued its push for a revision to the International Olive Council limit for campesterol in olive oil at the IOC Council of Members meeting in Buenos Aires.

Jun. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Quality Issues Raised at European Advisory Group Meeting

The importance of addressing potential contaminates in olive oil was among the issues raised at this month’s meeting of the Advisory group on Olives.

Jun. 19, 2012

Cioloş Unveils Plan for Ailing Olive Oil Sector

A new grade of olive oil is among changes that could spring from an action plan for Europe’s ailing olive oil sector.

May. 7, 2012

Olive Oil Analysis Discussed at Annual Chemists' Meeting

Olive oil analysis received more than its fifteen minutes of fame at this year’s annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists’ Society in Long Beach, California.

Apr. 23, 2012

Ciolos Promises Shake-Up

Beefed up testing, better classification of olive oil and reaching out to non-EU producers are among a package of measures promised by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş after meeting in Córdoba today with industry members.

Apr. 5, 2012

Pompeian First for USDA Quality Monitoring Program for Olive Oil

Pompeian olive oil is the first participant in the USDA's Quality Monitoring Program for olive oil which includes monthly audits and lab tests.

Mar. 22, 2012

Council Experts Scrutinize Olive Oil Testing Methods

Experts who advise the International Olive Council on the chemical analysis of olive oil are meeting in its Madrid headquarters to discuss issues including the results of recent trials of testing methods.

Mar. 18, 2012

American Olive Oil Producers Draft Federal Marketing Order

American olive oil producers are drafting a federal marketing order that would set higher quality standards, redefine grades and require new testing of all olive oil produced here.

Feb. 23, 2012

USDA Surveys the Chemical Profiles of American Olive Oils

A new study illustrates the chemical diversity of olive oil varietals in the U.S. to fine-tune standards and prevent trade restrictions for American exporters.

Feb. 17, 2012

Olive Oil Quality: Whither the US?

January 2012 is likely to be remembered as a watershed month in the US olive oil industry. It seems that at long last, we can glimpse a light at the end of the tunnel.

Nov. 15, 2011

Industry Group Pushes to Adopt Australian Olive Oil Standard in South Africa

The president of South Africa's olive oil producers' association said the country's government has formed a committee to consider adopting Australia's standard.

Oct. 31, 2011

Aussie Standard Wrapped, Paul Miller Pitches New World Olive Oil Quality 'Alliance'

Miller leads a new alliance that aims to connect producers and consumers with an olive oil quality indexing system and restoring the "good brand" of extra virgin.

Oct. 11, 2011

International Olive Council Studying Oils Beyond the Limits of its Standard

The IOC invited producers to help it better understand olive oils that fell outside of its standards. The limited response was discussed last week in Madrid.

Sep. 30, 2011

In Olive Council Memorandum, 'Unease' Over Australian Standards

In a memorandum sent to Standards Australia, Codex and Australia's agriculture and foreign affairs ministries, the IOC laid out what it sees as a troubling development.

Jul. 20, 2011

Australia Adopts New Voluntary Standards for Olive Oil

Australian Olive Association President Paul Miller said “the standard puts consumers in a much stronger position when it comes to making informed choices.”

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