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Nov. 22, 2013

U.K. Readies for European Ramp Up of Olive Oil Testing

One company controls 95 percent of olive oil bottling in the United Kingdom -- a fact that may simplify compliance with a new European Union olive oil testing regime.

Oct. 4, 2013

Scientists Pool Expertise in Fight Against Fake Olive Oils

More than twenty of the world’s experts on olive oil verification met in Madrid to discuss olive oil fraud and possible solutions.

Jun. 13, 2013

Madrid Workshop Defines International Study on Olive Oil Fraud Detection

An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.

Feb. 17, 2013

'Space Laser' Can Detect Fraudulent Olive Oil

A new laser device developed to detect carbon on Mars, could be used detect food fakes, including fraudulent olive oil, here on earth.

Jan. 25, 2013

Details Emerge of Europe's Crackdown on Olive Oil Fraud

Proposed anti-fraud measures in the European Union would require member states to do more targeted checks of olive oil.

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.

Dec. 10, 2012

Promising Results for New Test for Pesticide Residues in Olive Oil

Biosensors that appear to offer a cheap and fast way to detect insecticide residues in olive oil have been developed by a team of French and Moroccan scientists.

Nov. 20, 2012

European Producers Group Backs More Testing, Labeling Changes

At a meeting last week of European farmers, there was some support for measures in the proposed European "olive oil action plan."

Nov. 14, 2012

Spain Announces 6-Month Program to Monitor Olive Oil Quality

A special campaign of random checks will target Spain’s olive oil sector testing olive oil quality and traceability.

Aug. 2, 2012

Test to Detect Explosives Also Finds Bad Olive Oil

Researchers at the University of Córdoba have proven that ion mobility spectrometry, the analytical technique most commonly used to detect explosives and at airports, is also effective for identifying fraudulent olive oil.

Jul. 30, 2012

Chemists' Society Offers Proficiency Testing for Olive Oil Sensory Panels

AOCS recognition will give sensory panels an opportunity to demonstrate to olive oil producers, retailers, and importers that they are accurately assessing olive oil quality.

Jun. 7, 2012

Researchers Find New Technique to Prevent Olive Oil Fraud

A research team at the University of Córdoba is studying a new analytical technique to qualify extra virgin olive oil and prevent fraud.

May. 30, 2012

Extra Virgin Vigilance in Australia

Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined a local olive oil producer for alleged mislabelling and promises more action on fake extra virgin olive oils.

May. 10, 2012

Calls to Improve 'Prestige' of Spanish Olive Oil

As debate deepens in Spain and wider Europe over reform to the troubled olive oil sector, the Spanish central government and a local government group have both made quality the keystone of their calls for change.

May. 7, 2012

European Commission Advisory Group Told Panel Tests 'Not Sustainable'

Concerns with the olive oil panel test were aired at the last meeting of the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

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. 3, 2012

Less Watering Improves Olive Oil Quality, Study Finds

Research conducted at Spain's Universidad de Extremadura (UEx) indicates that less irrigation results in better olive oil quality and increased health benefits.

Apr. 2, 2012

Spanish Researchers Develop Portable 'Electronic Nose'

Spanish researchers have developed a cheap, portable ‘electronic nose’ they say has great promise for use in organoleptic testing and food quality control.

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