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Mar. 14, 2019

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

Mar. 12, 2019

Gene-edited Soybean Oil Touted as Non-GMO

A Minnesota company hopes their high oleic soybean oil will eventually become a market competitor to olive oil.

Mar. 4, 2019

Ban on Trans Fats in NYC Restaurants Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

A recently published study found that overall trans fat levels had fallen by around 57 percent and people who frequently dined out benefited from a greater decrease of around 62 percent.

May. 23, 2018

Importers' Group Announces New Labeling Rules

The North American Olive Oil Association will require its members to apply two-year best-by dates on labels, ensure that country of origin details are clear, and provide recommendations for storage and usage.

Feb. 27, 2018

Winners and Losers in the Growing American Market for Bulk Imports

Some exporters have been able to take advantage of the growing American demand for bulk olive oil.

Jul. 20, 2017

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.

May. 14, 2017

Texas to Host First Olive Oil Conference

The Texas Association of Olive Oil is hosting the first-ever conference in that state for the young industry.

Mar. 1, 2017

Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for California's Olive Oil Industry?

Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.

Dec. 12, 2016

California Olive Oil Production Reaches 13,300 Tons

An estimate by the California Olive Oil Council reveals strong growth in the state's production and market share.

Oct. 31, 2016

U.S. Olive Oil Imports on Record-Setting Pace

The U.S. imported 306,844 tons of olive oil during the first 11 months of the 2015/2016 harvest season and, for the first time, more of it was from Spain than Italy.

Apr. 28, 2016

U.S. Wins 50 Awards at International Olive Oil Competition

American olive oil producers had their best showing yet at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Mar. 9, 2016

Olive Farming Seen as a Promising Alternative to Ailing Citrus Industry in Florida

As citrus greening disease shows no sign of abating, some Florida farmers venture into growing olives on fields that have only known oranges.

Nov. 11, 2013

EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan

A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

Sep. 9, 2013

Slowdown in North American Olive Oil Imports

Olive oil imports into the crucial North American market have slipped, according to the International Olive Council.

Jun. 7, 2013

U.S. Continues to Dominate World Olive Oil Imports

The United States took in 40 percent of global olive oil imports in the first six months of this season, according to recent IOC figures.

Feb. 17, 2012

Olive Oil Quality: Whither the US?

January 2012 is likely to be remembered as a watershed month in the US olive oil industry. It seems that at long last, we can glimpse a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jun. 10, 2011

Stephen Mandia, Sovena USA

Steve Mandia founded the East Coast Olive Oil Corporation in 1991 and guided its growth to become one of the largest olive oil importers in the United States.

Oct. 25, 2010

New U.S. Olive Oil Standards in Effect Today

Producers who choose to label their product "US Extra Virgin Olive Oil" may now begin the process of having it inspected and certified by the USDA.

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