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Aug. 10, 2016

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.

Feb. 12, 2014

Farm Bill Notes Call on Agencies to 'Remove Obstacles' to Olive Oil Trade

The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference to the Farm Bill urges action on standards, enforcement and tariffs.

Dec. 15, 2013

Olive Oil Importers Say Trade Commission Report 'Fell Short'

The North American Olive Oil Association said the USITC report "fell short of the objective analysis that Congress requested."

Jun. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

May. 10, 2013

USDA Researchers Develop New Tests for Olive Oil Adulteration

Researchers at the USDA have found new ways to check olive oil authenticity, and a better way to process pomace.

Dec. 6, 2012

USITC Holds Hearing on Olive Oil Market Conditions

The USITC held a hearing as part of an investigation into the conditions of competition in the olive oil market.

Jul. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Importers Ask FDA for 'Enhanced Standard of Identity'

The NAOOA, whose members are companies that import olive oil into the U.S., petitioned the FDA to adopt standards established by the International Olive Council.

Apr. 5, 2012

Pompeian First for USDA Quality Monitoring Program for Olive Oil

Pompeian olive oil is the first participant in the USDA's Quality Monitoring Program for olive oil which includes monthly audits and lab tests.

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.

Aug. 25, 2011

Mushrooms, Pepperoni and Benzopyrene

Onions and anchovies aren't the only toppings on your favorite pizza. Another ingredient is a grade of oil so low, you can't even call it "olive oil."

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. 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.

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.