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.
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.
Mar. 22, 2012
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
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.
Jan. 22, 2012
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 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
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.
Oct. 31, 2011
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
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.