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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.

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.

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.

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. 2, 2012

Europe Reviews Olive Oil Quality Benchmark

Commissioner Dacian Cioloş announced a review in response to a call by Italian parliament members for the alkyl esters parameter for EVOO to be lowered.

Jan. 22, 2012

Spain Looks for Solutions on Olive Oil Prices, Quality

Spain is pushing for European Commission aid to bulk store extra virgin olive oil until its price improves and is debating other measures to improve quality and sustain the ailing sector.

Dec. 11, 2011

French Consumer Magazine Compares Olive Oils, Finds Local Ones Better

French consumer magazine Que Chosir, gets in with the act, comparing thirty extra virgin olive oils sold in France and finding the ones made locally to be generally better (and more expensive).

Nov. 30, 2011

International Olive Council Seeks Greater 'Transparency'

The need for more transparency in the olive oil market and for uniformity on tariff codes were among key issues discussed at the 99th session of the International Olive Council’s Council of Members, held recently in Madrid.

Nov. 18, 2011

Extra Virginity

Tom Mueller humanizes the hotbed of olive oil today in a way that is clear, credible and compelling. Extra Virginity, which will be released on December 5th, could well prove to be a tipping point.

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.

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