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Feb. 15, 2013

Olive Oil Fridge Test? Don't Count On It.

Dr. Oz urged his 3 million viewers to test EVOO by chilling it, but experts say the “fridge test” for olive oil is a long-standing myth.

Nov. 19, 2012

Olive Center Offers Chemical Testing

The renowned California research center is offering olive oil chemical and sensory evaluations for producers, importers and retailers.

Oct. 8, 2012

'Eye-Opening' Milling Course at UC Davis

A three day course at the Olive Center that took a comprehensive look at all aspects of olive oil processing.

Nov. 15, 2011

Culinary Institute, Davis Olive Center Present Olive Oil Quality Seminar

The January 12 event at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in California’s Napa Valley, will immerse retail, foodservice, production and distribution professionals into the new world of olive oil quality.

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. 10, 2011

College Recognizes Olive Center's Dan Flynn with Award of Distinction

The University of California at Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chose the Olive Center director for its Award of Distinction.

Jul. 28, 2011

Sensory Evaluation Classes Return to Paso Robles Olive Festival

In their second year at the Olive Festival, the classes are part of the olive oil short courses offered by the U.C. Davis Olive Center.

Apr. 14, 2011

Olive Council Denounces UC Davis Report's 'Undercurrent of Aggression'

The International Olive Council called the report "the same inexplicable criticism" that could cause "irreparable damage to the reputation of olive oil."

Apr. 13, 2011

New World Labs Release Latest Jab at Imported Olive Oils

In a redux of last Summer's slamming of imported olive oils, California and Australian labs have teamed up to offer a critical assessment of the quality of America's top-selling brands.

Apr. 13, 2011

Olive Oil Lawsuit Dropped in California

The class action lawsuit followed a University of California at Davis study that found samples of imported olive oils from supermarkets failed certain tests for extra virgin classification.

Apr. 11, 2011

California Bill Would Align Laws With New U.S. Olive Oil Standards

The California State Health Committee voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 818, a first step toward revising the state's olive oil standards to match new USDA definitions.

Feb. 22, 2011

Davis Olive Center Responds to IOC Criticism of Report

Researchers from the UC Davis Olive Center responded recently to criticism of last year's controversial study by a group of chemists from the International Olive Council.

Feb. 16, 2011

Edwin Frankel: Taking California Olive Oil to Higher Standards

Bold and controversial, his recently published findings have gripped the attention of the industry as they pave the way toward scientific strides for California olive oil.

Feb. 10, 2011

Quality Olive Oil a Taste Not Yet Acquired by Most Consumers

While experts consider bitterness and pungency characteristics of high-quality olive oils, many consumers seem to favor other attributes associated with olive oil defects.

Jan. 26, 2011

California Agriculture Magazine's Spotlight on Olive Oil

Sparked by huge changes in the California olive industry in recent years, California Agriculture magazine devoted an issue to olive oil production and quality factors.

Dec. 8, 2010

UC Davis Olive Oil Sensory Lab Earns IOC Certification

As an IOC accredited panel, the UC Davis Olive Oil Lab is an important resource for producers, retailers and importers in the assessment of olive oil quality.

Nov. 18, 2010

"Slippery Business" Journalist Tom Mueller Speaks at UC Davis

Mueller's investigation of adulteration and unethical practices helped to advance the cause of advocates of olive oil standards reform in the US.

Nov. 1, 2010

Vossen: California Olive Oil Production Will Set New Record

California experts agree the current harvest is remarkable, not only for its growth, but for the high quality of the olive oil anticipated from large and small producers.