Nov. 22, 2013
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
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
An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.
Jan. 25, 2013
Proposed anti-fraud measures in the European Union would require member states to do more targeted checks of olive oil.
Jan. 22, 2013
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
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
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
A special campaign of random checks will target Spain’s olive oil sector testing olive oil quality and traceability.
Aug. 2, 2012
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
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
A research team at the University of Córdoba is studying a new analytical technique to qualify extra virgin olive oil and prevent fraud.
May. 7, 2012
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 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
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 have developed a cheap, portable ‘electronic nose’ they say has great promise for use in organoleptic testing and food quality control.