United Kingdom

Jul. 22, 2020

Study Links Obesity and Dementia, Recommends MedDiet

Following the Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, lowers the risks of developing dementia later in life, researchers found.

May. 25, 2020

UK Publishes New Guidelines on Plant Imports to Stem Xylella Risk

The U.K. requires confirmation that an imported olive or almond plant's place of production and its 200-meter surrounding area has been Xylella-free for one year before the plant is imported.

Apr. 24, 2020

UK Calls for 'Spittlebug Spies' to Gather Evidence for Xylella Project

The "spies" provide scientists with data to track the potential spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Apr. 21, 2020

UK Tightens Rules on Olive Tree Imports

E.U. emergency measures were not enough to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa according to threats highlighted in a pest risk assessment.

Feb. 3, 2020

Andalusian Minister Wants Fast Deal for Perishable Foods After Brexit

While the U.K. and Europe determine their future relationship, Carmen Crespo has called on Brussels to push for a deal that would ease the transport of perishable food items between the two.

Jan. 29, 2020

38 Complete Sommelier Program in London

A diverse, international group of professionals gathered in central London to for a comprehensive five-day program on olive oil quality.

May. 24, 2017

British Olive Oil Brand Draws Mockery Over Comically Repetitive Labeling

A photo of an olive oil bottle being sold by the Co-operative Food is finding fame on social media. But thanks to its incomprehensible labeling, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Mar. 21, 2017

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Feb. 21, 2017

Britain's Olive Oil Prices Reach a Seven-Year High, Hitting Restaurateurs

"Olive oil is becoming a luxury," said Francesco Mazzei, who runs Sartoria Italian restaurant in London.

Jan. 26, 2017

Brexit, Poor Harvests Cause Spike in Olive Oil Prices

Poor harvests in Europe and the uncertainty following the Brexit vote have caused olive oil price spikes of up to 20 percent in the UK.

Nov. 21, 2016

Sharp Rise in Olive Oil Prices Expected in Britain

Olive oil prices in Britain is expected to rise drastically as the world?s biggest olive oil producers are experiencing a severe decrease in their harvests.

Dec. 2, 2015

Taiwan and U.K. Delegations Tour Italian Olive Oil Centers

Buyers and journalists are in Italy with the hope of expanding trade in olive oils from Tuscany, Campania and Lombardy.

Apr. 30, 2015

Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.