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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 July 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, Rto, which at 31 July 2022 are 21,561. Olive oils: 267,848 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 June 2022 a 7.0% decrease was recorded (288,053 tons). Stocks are 0.9% higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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The Ioc and the University of Jaén join forces to tackle climate change in the olive sector

The International Olive Counci hosted representatives from the University of Jaén, Uja, on 24 May 2022 for a new meeting of the Olea initiative on the fight against climate change in the olive sector

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 June 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (Rto), which at 30 June 2022 are 21,851. Olive oils: 288,053 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 May 2022 an 8.2% decrease was recorded (313,783 tons). Stocks are 2.1% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year.

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Livingagro capitalization webinar

Research and Innovation for the Mediterranean multi-functional olive systems, June 28th 2022 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. via Zoom

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 May 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 May 2022 are 22,143. Olive oils: 313,783 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 April 2022 a 3.6% decrease was recorded (325,558 tons). Stocks are 7.9% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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“Germogli”, art installation by Marcantonio

To celebrate the Second Life concept, Natuzzi Italia entrusted artist and designer with an evocative and evocative installation in the courtyard of Palazzo Durini Caproni di Taliedo, which houses the brand's Milan showroom. The ideal goal is to involve all visitors in the spirit of the Circle of Harmony, a crossroads of experiences, suggestions and creative blending

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 April 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 30 April 2022 are 22,126. Olive oils: 325,558 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 March 2022 a 3.9% decrease was recorded (338,881 tons). Stocks are 6.0% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 March 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 March 2022 are 22,129. Olive oils: 338,881 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 February 2022 a 6.7% decrease was recorded (363,086 tons). Stocks are 7.5% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 February 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 28 February 2022 are 22,669. Olive oils: 363,086 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 January 2022 a 2.6% increase was recorded (353,767 tons). Stocks are approximately the same (-0.4%) than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Olive oil prices. February 2022 update

60% of the world's olive oil production comes from Italy, Spain and Greece. The prices dictated by these markets affect those of other producing countries, determining several aspects

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Ioc technical cooperation with Georgia

Ioc technical cooperation with Georgia in continuous activity. The team of experts visited olive plantations and olive extraction with the aim of providing an overview of olive growing in Georgia to formulate proposals to develop the sector

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 January 2022

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 January 2022 are 22,613. Olive oils: 353,767 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 December 2021 a 18.3% increase was recorded (299,075 tons). Stocks are 1.5% higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year.

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Tunisian minister visits the Ioc

Tunisian Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts pays courtesy visit to Ioc headquarters. The interview focused on the different activities implemented by the Ioc, as well as on the concept of the Olive Route

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Would you like to compete for the best olive oil in the world? Join the MIOOA quality contest

It is possible to download the necessary documents for those wishing to measure themselves against new productions from the various olive oil territories in Italy and abroad. The Milan International Olive OIl Award is in its third edition. An initiative of Olio Officina in collaboration with the world’s oldest tasting school Onaoo

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update f 31 December 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 December 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 299,075 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 November 2021 a 30.0% increase was recorded (230,138 tons). Stocks are 11.1% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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World Olive Oil Exhibition returns to revive the olive oil markets on a global scale

The magic of olive oil returns. The 9th Wooe will be held on the 8th and 9th of March 2022

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A new method developed by Innovhub Sei for the Determination of hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol content in extra virgin olive oils

During the last virtual meeting of Iso/Tc34/Sc11 “Animal and vegetable fats and oils” on 18-22 november 2022, the italian delegation of the experts of the Gl18 working group “Oils, animal and vegetable fats, seeds and oleaginous fruits” of Agrifood Commission Uni Ct 003, headed by the project leader Pierangela Rovellini, presented the lasts results relative to the method “Iso/Ts 23942:2020 - Determination of hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol content in extra virgin olive oils

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update f 30 November 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 30 November 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 230,138 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 October 2021 an 18.2% increase was recorded (194,741 tons). Stocks are 21.4% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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An olive development plan for Pakistan

The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Abdellatif Ghedira, welcomed at headquarters H.E. Shujjat Ali Rathore, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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Extra-Eu27 imports of olive oil

Crop year is understood as the period from 1 September of year t to 30 October of year t+1. Data for January and February 2021 for the United Kingdom were not available. Trade value at free on board (FOB) rate. Export volume in tonnes, 1t = 1000kg = […]

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 October 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 31 October 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 194,741 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 September 2021 an 7.5% decrease was recorded (210,595 tons). Stocks are 22.7% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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International Symposium on olive oil & health

The the third international Yale symposium and IV congress of olive oil and health will turn Jaén into a world benchmark in research on the olive sector. The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Oil Council will follow and disseminate the results of the work of these international events

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International Symposium on olive oil & health

The the third international Yale symposium and IV congress of olive oil and health will turn Jaén into a world benchmark in research on the olive sector. The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Oil Council will follow and disseminate the results of the work of these international events

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International Symposium on olive oil & health

The the third international Yale symposium and IV congress of olive oil and health will turn Jaén into a world benchmark in research on the olive sector. The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Oil Council will follow and disseminate the results of the work of these international events

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The 2021 World Olive Day

The IOC celebrates World Olive Day on 26 November every year. To promote this important event, the Executive Secretariat works with and provides support for delegations from member countries, representatives from the sector, local authorities, observatories, and members of the diplomaticcorps from countries that have signed the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives 2015

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 September 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers, which at 30 Sptember 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 210,595 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 July 2021 an 20.6% decrease was recorded (265,391 tons). Stocks are 19.1% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 July 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 July 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 265,391 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 June 2021 an 9.8% decrease was recorded (294,357 tons). Stocks are 10.8% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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The winners of the Milan International Olive Oil Award 2021

The final results in a list classified by absolute winners according to each of the six reference juries (Onaoo tasters, Ais sommeliers, Large-scale and Retail chain buyers Decò Italia, Horeca channel chefs and restaurateurs, journalists, consumers) with the list of extra virgin olive oils awarded with platinum, gold, silver and bronze cups, classified according to the different categories of fruitiness

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 June 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 30 June 2021 are almost 23,000. Olive oils: 294,357 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 May 2021 an 8.1% decrease was recorded (320,432 tons). Stocks are 7.5% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Which extra virgin olive oils are the top rated by the juries of the Milan International Olive Oil Award 2021

At the MIOOA competition the oils were evaluated by six different juries. Here is the list of the extra virgin oils that were the top picks (and therefore the most voted) by juries represented by Onaoo tasters, Ais sommeliers, chefs and restaurateurs for the Horeca channel, retail-chain buyers, journalists and consumers

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 May 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 May 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 320,432 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 April 2021 a 7.5% decrease was recorded (346,462 tons). Stocks are 5.3% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year

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Important notice for producers of the Southern Hemisphere

The Northern Hemisphere olive oils submitted to the MIOOA competition are already being tasted. We are still waiting for the finest oils from the Southern Hemisphere. Please make sure to send in your olive oil samples by the deadline of 15 July 2021.

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Awaiting Southern Hemisphere oils, Northern Hemisphere oils are being assessed

The professional tasters from the Onaoo panel are at work evaluating the extra virgin olive oils competing in the second edition of the Milan International Olive Oil Award. While waiting for the other juries to get to work, we would like to present a video with the performance of panel leader Marcello Scoccia. In the meantime, companies from the Southern Hemisphere can participate and send their oils

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 April 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 30 April 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 346,462 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 March 2021 a 5.4% decrease was recorded (366,284 tons). Stocks are 2.7% lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year.

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Lisbon hosts scientific meeting on integrated protection of olive crops

The 9th IOBC-WPRS Meeting on Integrated Protection of Olive Crops will be held in Lisbon, from 26thto 29thOctober 2021, at Instituto Superior de Agronomia from Lisbon University. International researchers choose Portugal – the 4th European olive oil producer and the 8th in the world - to present worldwide the latest scientific advances on integrated protection ofolive cropsagainst pests, diseases and weeds

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The last day, but not the least, to join the Milan International Olive Oil Award competition

Most of the samples received so far have been sent to Imperia. Other oils that are arriving in these hours will also be sent. The panel group of ONAOO professional tasters will make the selection of the extra virgins. The selected oils will afterward be evaluated by a series of hand-picked juries. April 20th is the final date, but it is not the final date for the producers of the southern hemisphere, who have time until July 15th, 2021

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Last days to participate in the Milan International Olive Oil Award

There is time until 20 April. The competition, now in its second edition, was ideated by Olio Officina and is carried out in collaboration with the Onaoo panel group, followed by evaluations by various juries made up of buyers, restaurateurs and chefs, sommeliers, journalists and consumers

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 March 2021

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 March 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 366,284 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 February 2021 a 0.5% increase was recorded (364,466 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 1,3%).

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All our publications in English

For those who do not live in Europe and live in other continents, it' s possible to read our renowned OOF International Magazine in its browsable digital version

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We have extended until April 20 the second edition of Milan International Olive Oil Award

The Covid effects create difficulties in the delivery of olive oils in competition. We recommend the utmost speed, because after this date we will not be able to accept entries

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There is time until April 20 to send the olive oils for the Milan International Olive Oil Award competition

Exceptionally, given the bad international situation related to the Covid emergency, with the couriers burdened by the huge flow of shipments, the organizing comitee of MIOOA has decided to extend the deadline for participating in the second edition of MIOOA contest. New deadline for delivery of the olive oils to Milan is mandatory

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The World’s finest olive oil in the Milan International Olive Oil Award. Last days to participate

Deadline for delivery of olive oils is March 31, 2021. The regulation, with all the useful information. After a pre-selection carried out by the famous tasting school Onaoo, the best extra virgin chosen by the panel of expert professional tasters, will be evaluated by by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to: food-service and retail-chain buyers, chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, sommeliers and consumers

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 February 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 28 February 2021 are 22,956. Olive oils: 364,466 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 January 2021 a 4.5% increase was recorded (348,707 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 3,9%)

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So, to recap: how to take part in the selection of the best olive oils in the world

The Milan International Olive Oil Award competition is now in its second edition. An initiative of Olio Officina in collaboration with Onaoo. Terms and conditions of participating

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Why participate in the MIOOA 2021 extra virgin olive oil quality competition?

There are at least 5 good reasons to participate in the Milan International Olive Oil Award, find out what they are!

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To sum up. What you need to know to take part in the competition that awards the finest olive oils in the world

There is a deadline of 31 March to register for the second edition of the Milan International Olive Oil Award. The regulations, with instructions and forms to be filled in

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What you can read in the issue 12 of the OOF International Magazine

We present you The Index, in detail. The paper version of the magazine edited by Olio Officina and published in Italian and English, is also available in a browsable digital version. A monographic issue entirely dedicated to women and olive oil: the feminine side of olive oil

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HAVE YOU PRODUCED THE BEST OLIVE OIL IN THE WORLD? REGISTER NOW FOR THE MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD AND BE INCLUDED IN THE GUIDE TO THE TO THE WORLD’S FINEST OLIVE OILS

The deadline for sending oil samples is 31 March 2021. MIOOA is a selection of the world's finest olive oils carried out by the famous and the world’s oldest tasting school, ONAOO, based in the Ligurian city of Imperia. The ONAOO tasters, led by the panel leader, will carry out a pre-selection of the olive oils, thus identifying the various samples that will be admitted to the final and which will accordingly be assessed by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as: buyers, chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, sommeliers and consumers. In order to take part in the competition, follow the instructions in the regulation and fill in the application forms.

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The selection of the best EVO in the world

The second edition of Milan International Olive OIl Award. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 January 2021

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 January 2021 numbered 20,626. Olive oils: 348,707 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 December 2021 a 3.7% increase was recorded (336,404 tons). Stocks are slightly lower than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (- 4,0%)

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Join the Milan International Olive Oil Award – it is a great way to increase brand awareness. Don’t wait any longer, register now!

All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Oleum, the final conference will take place online on the February 17-18 2021

OLEUM project aims to better guarantee olive oil quality and authenticity by empowering detection and fostering prevention of olive oil fraud.

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“Piano Green”, start-up for smart agriculture solution, is born

Thanks to the collaboration between Santagata 1907 and Fos Greentech, “Piano Green” is born, a start-up for smart agriculture solutions. The Newco will focus on the marketing of the “Microcosmo” system and the “Eye-Trap” smart traps

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THE MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD 2021

All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Here are the winners of the 2021 Le Forme dell’Olio Award

After a careful evaluation work, the results of the eighth edition of the packaging and design competition reserved for olive oils, now in its eighth edition, are available. And the competition dedicated to vinegars, in its third edition, has its winners too. The jury also awarded the Designer of the Year

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The World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition

THE SECOND EDITION OF MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Milan International Olive Oil Award 2021

The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 31 December 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO), which at 31 December 2020 numbered 20,626. Olive oils: 336,404 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 November 2020 a 14.9% increase was recorded (292,797 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+12,4%)

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MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD 2021, REGULATION, REGLAMENTO, REGLEMENT

A competition open to all olive producers, olive oil manufacturers and oil trading companies around the world

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All the information to participate in the second edition of the Milan International Olive Oil Award

The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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MIOOA 2021, REGULATION, REGLAMENTO, REGLEMENT

A competition open to all olive producers, olive oil manufacturers and oil trading companies around the world, the MIOOA, acronym for the Milan International Oilve Oil Award. It is an initiative of Olio Officina in collaboration with the world’s oldest tasting school Onaoo and the participation of aseries of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as retail-chain and food-service buyers, chefs, journalists, consumers

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A GREAT COMPETITION FOR EXTRAORDINARY OLIVE OILS

The MIOOA second edition: don’t miss the opportunity to participate. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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The second edition of Milan International Olive Oil Award

The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. The deadline for delivery of oils is 31 march 2021. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive oil stocked in Italy. Update of 30 November 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 30 November 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 292,797 tons in stocks. Compared to 4 November 2020 a 14.4% increase was recorded (256,053 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+33,8%)

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Deadline for registration and delivery of your olive oil and vinegar samples for the Le Forme dell’Olio and Le Forme dell’Aceto competition has been extended until 11 December

Given the complex international situation we are experiencing, determined by the health emergency, the organizing committee of Le forme dell’Olio and Le forme dell’Aceto contests has exceptionally decided to facilitate companies and extend the deadline for the registration and sending your extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar samples to Milan for the awards

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Last days to participate in the eighth edition of the Le Forme dell’Olio packaging and design contest for olive oils

There is time by November 30 to submit your application for the competition, while, as far as the sending of samples is concerned, this is allowed no later than December 11, 2020. The same deadlines also apply to the third edition of the Le Forme dell'Aceto packaging and design contest for vinegars

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Le forme dell’olio & Le forme dell’aceto 2021. If there’s one city that worthy of the “fashion capital” crown, it’s Milan

JOIN THE OLIVE OIL AND VINEGAR PACKAGING AND VISUAL DESIGN CONTESTS. Milan is without a doubt the capital of Italian and international fashion and it not only dresses people well, but olive oil and vinegar bottles too. The competition is also open to designers competing for the Designer of the Year awardThe contests are about to end on November 30th

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Join the Olive Oil and Vinegar packaging and visual design contests

Le forme dell’olio & Le forme dell’aceto 2021, organized by Olio Officina Milan, Italy. The Olio Officina project, focused on packaging and design applied to olive oils and vinegars, continues relentlessly. Only selected oils will qualify for a publication dedicated to them: a Guide to the world’s best packaging of olive oils and vinegars in a bilingual Italian /English edition. The selection of the oils that will be part of the Guide takes place by participating in the Le forme dell’olio & Le forme dell’aceto competitions. The contests are about to end on November 30th

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 4 November 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 4 November 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 256,053 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 October 2020 a 1.6% increase was recorded (252,049 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+49,8%)

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Don’t miss the chance to be part of the olive oils and vinegars with the best packaging and design!

Vegetables preserved in olive oil, pickles and cosmetic products can also participate. Enter the contest and become the protagonist of packaging solutions

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 28 October 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 28 October 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 252,049 tons in stocks. Compared to 21 October 2020 a 0.1% reduction was recorded (252,224 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+47,5%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 21 October 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 21 October 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 252,224 tons in stocks. Compared to 14 October 2020 a 0.5% reduction was recorded (253,467 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+54,1%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 14 October 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 14 October 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 253,467 tons in stocks. Compared to 7 October 2020 a 1.5% reduction was recorded (257,421 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+54,9%)

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THE BEST EVOs AT THE MILAN INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL AWARD

All the extra virgin olive oils in competition have been subjected to a completely blind tasting by a panel of expert professional tasters from the world’s oldest tasting school, ONAOO. The ONAOO tasters, led by the panel leader, carried out a pre-selection of the olive oils, thus identifying the various samples that were admitted to the final and have accordingly been assessed by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to: HoReCa, consumer and journalists. Platinum, gold, silver and bronze tasting cups were therefore awarded, with a special award for the most voted by the respective juries. Here, in detail, are the results

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 7 October 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 7 October 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 257,421 tons in stocks. Compared to 30 September 2020 a 1.1% reduction was recorded (260,168 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+46,0%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 30 September 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 30 September 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 260,168 tons in stocks. Compared to 23 September 2020 a 1.3% reduction was recorded (263,585 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+47,6%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 23 September 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 23 September 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 263,585 tons in stocks. Compared to 16 September 2020 a 1.8% reduction was recorded (268,366 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+47,5%).

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 16 September 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 16 September 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 268,366 tons in stocks. Compared to 31 August 2020 a 2.7% reduction was recorded (275,782 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+50,1%)

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Experts group on organoleptic assessment

The meeting took place on 16 - 17 September 2020, in world video conference in connection with the IOC Madrid headquarters

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The meeting of the group of experts on organoleptic assesment will be held on videoconference on September 16-17, 2020

Around 30 experts from International Olive Council member countries will take part in a meeting on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oils

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 31 August 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 31 August 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 275,782 tons in stocks. Compared to 5 August 2020 a 5.3% reduction was recorded (291,330 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+43,1%)

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LE FORME DELL’OLIO 2021. THE EIGHTH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING, INNOVATION AND VISUAL DESIGN CONTEST BEGINS

It is possible to participate starting from the 1st September. Closing date for entries is 30th November 2020. This most prestigious contest is aimed at packaging and commercial companies of extra virgin olive oils, but also vegetables preserved in olive oil and other related products. The award ceremony shall take place in Milan, Italy, on Friday 5th February 2021

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International Olive Council programme continues with several initiatives in technical and environmental field in 2021

In accordance with the provisions of the International Agreement 2015 with regard to activities in the field of olive cultivation, olive technology and technical cooperation, and taking into account the priorities established, namely capacity building through technical support, training and technology transfer, the establishment of a network for […]

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 5 August 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 5 August 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 291,330 tons in stocks. Compared to 29 July 2020 a 2.1% reduction was recorded (297,648 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+32,3%)

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International Olive Council 2020 planned promotion programme

The Executive Secretariat Economy and Promotion Unit has prepared the programme of the second half of the year. This program includes, among other things, grants for activities related to the celebration of World Olive Day in member countries and specific activities in countries not yet members of the IOOC

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2020 planned activities by Ioc Chemistry and standardisation Unit

In 2020 the following activities will be given priority by Chemistry and Standardisation unit: work on the revision of the Codex standard; organisation of ring tests; the study of analytical methods with IOC reference; ongoing studies; accreditation of laboratories and panels; electronic working groups; and reference samples for negative attributes of virgin olive oil.

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 29 July 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 29 July 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils:297,648 tonsin stocks. Compared to 22 July 2020 a 1.5% reduction was recorded (302,255 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+35,1%)

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IOC intensifies collaboration with FAO

A new collaborative agreement was approved by the Council during the 111 th session

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Ioc-Supagro Montpellier. The agreement was approved by the Council during its 111 th session

The IOC and the SupAgro Institute/UMR AGAP Montpellier have been working on olive genetic resources together for several years, including by providing expertise on the project to establish the world collection in Izmir and assisting in the genetic characterisation of the world collections in Marrakech and Cordoba. Most […]

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 22 July 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 22 July 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 302,255 tons in stocks. Compared to 15 July 2020 a 2.8% reduction was recorded (311,113 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+32,5%)

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Olive oil stocked In Italy. Update of 15 July 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 15 July 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 311,113 tons in stocks. Compared to 8 July 2020 a 1.0% reduction was recorded (314,188 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+36,4%)

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Olive Oil stocked In Italy. Update of 8 July 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 8 July 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 314,188 tons in stocks. Compared to 1st July 2020 a 1.3% reduction was recorded (318,196 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+32,8%)

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Would you like to be part of the Guide to the world’s finest olive oils?

Register now and join the MIOOA – Milan International Olive Oil Award, international quality EVOO competition. Deadline for delivery of olive oils: 31 July 2020

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Olive Oil stocked In Italy. Update of 1 July 2020

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 1st July 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 318,196 tons in stocks. Compared to 24 June 2020 a 1.4% reduction was recorded (322,590 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+34,5%)

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Last days for registration

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the olive oil quality contest MIOOA 2020. Milan International Olive Oil Award is a unique olive oil competition and a way to make your brand known in Italy and abroad. New deadline: 30 June 2020 for the Northern Hemisphere; 31 July 2020 for the Southern Hemisphere

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International course for Panel Leaders in Madrid

The International Olive Council intends to organise an international course for panel leaders on the sensoranalysis of virgin olive oil, at the IOC headquarters from 21 to 25 September 2020

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 17 June 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 17 June 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 327,708 tons in stocks. Compared to 10 June 2020 a 2.0% reduction was recorded (334,498 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+34,2%)

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 10 June 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 10 June 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 334,498 tons in stocks. Compared to 4 June 2020 not significant changes (-0.2%) were recorded (335,298 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+37,0%)

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MIOOA 2020, regulation, reglamento, reglement

A competition open to all olive producers, olive oil manufacturers and oil trading companies around the world, the MIOOA, acronym for the Milan International Oilve Oil Award. New deadline, given the Coronavirus emergency: there is time until 30 June to participate in the selection. It is an initiative of Olio Officina in collaboration with the world’s oldest tasting school Onaoo and the participation of aseries of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as retail-chain and food-service buyers, chefs, journalists, consumers

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 4 June 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 4 June 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 335,298 tons in stocks. Compared to 28 May 2020 not significant changes (-0.9%) were recorded (338,437 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+32,8%)

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 28 May 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 28 May 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 338,437 tons in stocks. Compared to 21 May 2020 not significant changes (-1.3%) were recorded (343,028 tons). Stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+34,1%)

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 14 May 2020

The Report is drawn up by the Icqrf on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers. On 14 May 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 347,112 tons in stocks. Compared to 7 May 2020 not significant changes (-1.7%) were recorded (353,279 t). Data confirm the decreasing trend characteristic for the period. Nevertheless, the stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+31,0%)

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Looking for the best oils in the world

A competition open to all olive producers, olive oil manufacturers and oil trading companies around the world, the MIOOA, acronym for the Milan International Oilve Oil Award. New deadline, given the Coronavirus emergency: there is time until 30 June to participate in the selection. It is an initiative of Olio Officina in collaboration with the world’s oldest tasting school Onaoo and the participation of aseries of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as retail-chain and food-service buyers, chefs, journalists, consumers

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The first edition of Milan International Olive Oil Award

The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the deadline for delivery of oils have been extended to 29 May 2020. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive Health Information System

The project aims to provide users with a regularly updated database, giving them access to the latest research, including technical documents as well as more accessible content written in simple language

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Ioc, the meeting of experts on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil has been cancelled and postponed

The meeting of experts on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil, which was supposed to take place on 25 and 26 May at International Olive Council headquarters, has been cancelled and postponed to16 and 17 September. The Chemistry and Standardisation Unit will send further information to the […]

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The International Olive Council and the Torribera Mediterranean Center sign an Mou

In fact, an important collaboration agreement has just been signed between the International Olive Council and the Torribera Mediterranean Center, an academic centre affiliated with the University of Barcelona and the Culinary Institute of America. The MOU is aimed at creating synergies in activities related to training, research […]

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The 9th WOOE will be held on the 24th and 25th of March 2021

The World Olive Oil Exhibition organizers —in which Ifema is also included— have decided to postpone this trade fair so that all health safeguards for all participants can be fulfilled and that it can be carried out as normal

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 21 April 2020

On 21 April 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 361,051 tons in stocks. Compared to last week not significant changes were recorded (366.654 t). The stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+30%). The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers

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The World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition

Olio Officina has launched the first edition of MIOOA, the Milan International Olive Oil Award. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the deadline for delivery of oils have been extended to 29 May 2020. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO). On March 31, 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. The quantity of olive oil stocked in Italy on March 31, 2020 by the parties responsible for maintaining the RTO is 371,251 tons, of which 347,383 are in bulk

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Miooa, delivery of oils in the race. New date: Friday 29 May 2020

MIOOA – the acronym for the Milan International Olive Oil Award – is an international compe- tition open to all olive producers, olive oil manufacturers and oil trading companies around the world.

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Uzbekistan inquires about International Olive Council membership

The current Chair of the IOC, Mr George Svanidze, met with the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan in February, who expressed his country’s willingness to join the IOC. A few weeks later, the Executive Secretariat received official correspondence from the Uzbek Embassy inquiring about the […]

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Milan International Olive Oil Award: first edition

MIOOA 2020, Regulation, Application form, Product data sheet, Producer data sheet The MIOOA first edition: great opportunity to participate. All the extra virgin olive oils in competition will be subjected to a completely blind tasting by a panel of expert professional tasters from the world’s oldest tasting school, […]

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International Olive Council, scholarship application deadline pushed back

Deadline extension for Heads of Delegation to designate candidates for IOC scholarships for the university specialisation course on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil (University of Jaén). The deadline to nominate candidates for scholarships for the university specialisation course has been extended to 15 May 2020. This […]

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International extra virgin olive oil competition 2020 Mario Solinas quality award Ioc prize winners and finalists

Some 157 samples of extra virgin olive oil were entered into this year’s Mario Solinas Quality Award. Hailing from 13 countries from all over the world, the samples were judged by an international panel of eight expert olive oil tasters. This competition has a bit of history here […]

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International Olive Council, chemistry experts meeting cancelled

The meeting scheduled for 21 and 22 April 2020 has been cancelled. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and following regulations issued by the Spanish Government. The Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira, sent a note to the experts announcing the cancellation. New dates will be issued as soon as […]

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Milan International Olive Oil Award

The MIOOA first edition: great opportunity to participate. All the extra virgin olive oils in competition will be subjected to a completely blind tasting by a panel of expert professional tasters from the world’s oldest tasting school, ONAOO. The tasters thus identifying the various samples that will be admitted to the final and which will accordingly be assessed by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as restaurateurs, chefs, food-service buyers, retail-chain buy- ers, consumers, journalists

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The Wooe is postponed until the 29th and 30th of June 2020

The 9th World Olive Oil Exhibition, which was going to be held on the 18th and 19thof March, has changed its dates due to official precautionary measures against the coronavirus outbreak. The fair will take place at the end of June in Ifema

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Trophée Premium “Volubilis Extra-Vierge Maroc 2020”

Top Ten des Meilleures Huiles d’Olive Extra-Vierge du Maroc

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60 years of extra-virgin. Oil of the peoples

The new issue of OOF International Magazine. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Ten years of Olio Officina

Olio Officina was set up by the blendmaster Luigi Caricato in 2010, with the express intention of contributing to a radical change in a sector such as olive oil which generally keeps itself to itself, unwilling to try out cross-disciplinary approaches and reluctant to introduce change. Timeline of a cultural project (illustrated in broad brushstrokes)

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Mario Solinas: deadline extende

The international competition for extra virgin olive oils leading to the Mario Solinas Quality Award of the International Olive Council (IOC) is based on Decision No DEC-1/82IV/00, which the Council adopted on 8 June 2000. Its chief objective is to select the extra virgin olive oils entered for […]

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The International Olive Council delegation was received at the governorate headquarters by the Governor of Sfax

Local authorities and professionals from the region expressed their wish to hold the meeting of the Advisory Committee alongside the fifth edition of the Olive Oil Festival in Sfax in 2020

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With the accession of Georgia, the members belonging to the International Olive Council rise to 17

The Chair of the IOC in 2020 is George Svanidze, adviser to the minister of the Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and the owner of the largest Georgian olive oil company

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During the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the IOC, the Georgian authorities raised the flag in front of the headquarters building and planted a young Georgian olive tree

The ceremony was held in the presence of numerous authorities who also took part in the celebrations for World Olive Day, which was recently recognised by UNESCO at its 40 th General Conference. The moment in which the tree was planted can be seen in the photo. Also […]

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Eight editions plus another in the pipeline

HISTORY OF THE HAPPENING. Each edition of Olio Officina Festival has had an area dedicated to meditating and theorizing

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Inauguration of the olive garden

A young garden of thousand-year old olive trees

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In Spain, Dcoop rewards the master millers for the best oils from early harvesting

There are four oils awarded, protagonists of the Master Project program, born from the willingness of the cooperatives to manage early harvest oils with the aim of encouraging the production of this type of oil, to optimize wholesale sales and then to have a reference point for oil bottled by Dcoop. The winning oils come from Úbeda, Villanueva de Algaidas and Antequera

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World Olive Day: celebrations at Casa Hierro, the Aove brand

To celebrate the anniversary, Casa Hierro organized an event with the participation of various professionals, friends and family. In evidence, the different uses of a good oil, both raw and as part of more elaborate recipes

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The 2020 Forme dell’Olio Contest

The seventh edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest

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El SIQEV como apuesta por la excelencia en el marco del Simei

QvExtra! Int. y CEQ Italia avanzan en la colaboración conjunta para seguir promocionando el virgen extra a través del Sello Internacional de Calidad (SIQEV). Para Luigi Caricato, periodista especializado en el sector y director de Olioofficina, esto “además de ser muy bueno para el sector, es una necesidad […]

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The 2020 Forme dell’Aceto Contest

The competition aims at raising awareness in companies on the importance of vinegar care and packaging. Companies should constantly strive to improve the quality of their products, not only vinegar-wise, but also in terms of packaging, so that consumers consider both raw material quality and packaging appearance and functional features when making a purchase decision

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Common goals: Fipa Tunisia and the International Olive Council

The Executive Director Mr. Abdellatif Ghedira welcomed Mr Ibrahim Medini, the representative of the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), at headquarters in Madrid. The meeting focused on the IOC’s mission and an exchange of ideas on ways to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions.

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Madrid, International Olive Council: Africa and olive oil

A group of ambassadors from a variety of African countries were invited to an event at IOC headquarters to promote the activities of the Organisation. The Standardisation and Research Unit gave a presentation on the IOC trade standards, including a brief description of the chemical and organoleptic aspects […]

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Evooleum 2020, the most influential Guide, is now available

Mercacei Publishing Group has launched the fourth edition of the Evooleum World's Top100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide that showcases the 100 best Evoos in the world according to the results obtained in the Evooleum Awards. A deluxe edition, prologued by the renowned chef Andoni Adúriz (Mugaritz), where the reader can find Mediterranean recipes by 2 Michelin-star-chef Paco Roncero, articles about the culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil, most fashionable olive destinations, the latest trends in the world of packaging and pairings... and more, much more. A unique publication that, thanks to its success among chefs, importers and distributors, has become the most influential worldwide

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The Forme dell’Olio 2020, the great opportunity to participate in the contest

The event is an excellent showcase for companies, a way to be known and appreciated by consumers

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The Forme dell’Aceto 2020, participates in the competition

Contest is very important because it helps to highlight a product that is too often underestimated

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Life Olive4climate

In Perugia, there will be an important conference where it will be discussed a "hot" theme of the present day: climate change. It will try to understand how to intervene and what will be the possible solutions to mitigate the effects that could be reflected on the crops

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Spain, specialisation in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology

The University of Jaen has announced a master's degree where students, during the courses, will learn the technology of olive growing and olive oil. The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Abdellatif Ghedira, was present at the "departure" of the master's course

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An in depth workshop on hydrocarbons in fats and oils in Bologna

Organized by Sissg, the Italian Society for Fats and Oils Research, will take place on 12 and 13 December. There will be two days of meetings and debates on the role played by hydrocarbons, especially Moah and Mosh, present in fats and oils

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Senegal’s Ambassador visiting the International Olive Council

The Ambassador has shown all her interest towards the Ioc to start a collaboration to help Senegalese consumers

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Ioc, a recognition diploma and a commemorative pin to reward former Chairs and Vice-Chairs

Five Italians, three Greeks, two Spaniards, two Portuguese and one Tunisian were awarded by the International Olive Council for their contribution to the olive sector and their role in the Advisory Committee

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Oleum 2nd Workshop – Bologna 11 dicembre 2019 – Hands on New Analytical Methods for Quality & Authenticity of Olive oil

A key part of the Oleum project is the development of new methods for measuring quality and authenticity of olive oil. These methods are needed not only to improve the efficiency of existing analytical methods and procedures, but also to prevent and detect more sophisticated frauds that can […]

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Madrid, updates on the sensory analysis of olive oils for about thirty expert members of the Coi

On 19 and 20 September 2019, some 30 experts from Ioc member countries took part in the meeting on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oils and panel harmonisation at headquarters in Madrid. The experts examined the latest updates on the sensory analysis of virgin olive oils. The […]

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New industrial applications for olive pruning residues

It is the new European project Compolive, coordinated by Andaltec, conceived for new biomaterials to be developed, which will be more sustainable and programmed for many industrial applications

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The International Training Centre of the ONH, Tunis

The National Olive Oil Board of Tunisia has just opened its international training centre, with the support of the IOC Council of Members. This is the first training centre on the southern shore of the Mediterranean and a point of influence on an interregional and international scale for […]

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The IOC congratulates the UJA for its expert course on virgin olive oil tasting

The 17th edition of the expert course on virgin olive oil tasting from the University of Jaén was recently launched. Some 35 students are participating this year, 20 of whom are on an IOC grant. The Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira, and the Head of the Technology and Environment […]

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Visite d’une délégation du Co en Georgie

Le Directeur exécutif du COI, M. Abdellatif Ghedira, accompagné par MM. Mounir Fourati et Eduardo Muela, respectivement chef du Département Relations extérieures et du Département juridique, s’est rendu à Tbilissi pour une visite de travail avec les officiels géorgiens le 27 septembre 2019. La matinée a été consacrée […]

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The Forme dell’Olio award is a tribute to the bravest, most innovative producers

Olio Officina is organizing the seventh International Packaging and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’olio, to be held in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with media partners Olio Officina Magazine, OOF International Magazine and Oliocentrico. The Contest aims to raise awareness among producers of the importance of extra virgin olive oil, oils from other raw materials and cosmetics based on olive oils, as well as care and packaging

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Why it is important to participate to the first ever contest of vinegar packaging?

Olio Officina is organizing the second International Packaging, Visual Design and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’aceto, to be held in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with media partners Olio Officina Magazine, OOF International Magazine and Oliocentrico. The Contest aims to raise awareness among producers of the importance of vinegar care and packaging

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Meeting of the expert group on chemical methods of analysis of olive oils

Officially designated experts from IOC member countries have been invited to a meeting on the chemical analysis of olive oils. The meeting will be held from 3 to 4 October 2019, and participants will discuss topics of interest including adopted methods; new methods; the results of ongoing studies […]

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Olive Oil-based recipes. Vinegar-based recipes

The new issue of OOF International Magazine. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Meeting of the expert group for the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oils and panel harmonisation

Officially designated experts from IOC member countries have been invited to a meeting on the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oils. The meeting will be held from 19 to 20 September 2019 at headquarters in Madrid. Participants will discuss topics of interest including the organoleptic assessment method; experts’ […]

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Luis Planas se reúne con Abdellatif Ghedira

El ministro de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación ha mostrado la disposición del Ministerio de seguir colaborando activamente con el COI, a favor de un sector prioritario para España

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Saline Waters: new studies for olive orchards

Several studies have evaluated the effects of climate change on water demand in agriculture. A new study conducted by researchers of the Life Sciences Institute at Sant’Anna School has investigated the quantity and the quality of irrigation saline water for olive oil production.

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Plants, their study allows us to understand the animals

Thanks to an enzyme that controls the perception of oxygen in humans, the study carried out in collaboration between the University of Pisa, the Institute of Life Sciences of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, University of Oxford and published in the journal Science, revealed that humans and plants use molecular sensors that are substantially identical to each other.

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Announcing the launch of Oliocentrico a magazine for olive oil aficionados

Lovers of the pure juice of pressed olives will now have a monthly publication to look forward to, from Olio Officina, wholly focussed on olive oil tastings. It’s made up of various different sections, with pride of place going to its reviews of the finest extra-virgin olive oils from Italy and elsewhere. It’s the world’s only magazine entirely dedicated to the many sensory qualities of different olive oils

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Mario Solinas Quality Awards in New York

The International Olive Council, the world’s only intergovernmental organization to bring together olive oil and table olive producing and consuming stakeholders, presented the 2019 International Mario Solinas Quality Awards at “The New Olive Oil Kitchen,” an event co-hosted with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) . “The International […]

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Applications now open for two traineeships at the International Olive Council

The deadline to submit applications for traineeships at the IOC has been set to 15 July 2019. The Executive Secretariat is looking for two trainees, one in the area of administration and one in the area of food technology, chemistry or food science, to complete a four-month paid […]

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International Olive Council, the results of the 109th session of the Council of Members

Many distinguished guests were honoured at the 109th session of the Council of Members of the IOC, in particular the Ministers of Agriculture of Egypt, Ezz El Din Abu Steit; of Libya, Abdelbaset M And Ghanimi; and of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili; as well as the Secretary General of […]

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The biography of olive trees

Olive grove world. The new issue of OOF International Magazine. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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The Council votes to renew the directors of the International Olive Council until 2023

The Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira (Tunisia), and the two Deputy Executive Directors, Jaime Lillo (Spain) and Mustafa Sepetçi (Turkey), have had their mandates renewed for a further four years at the International Olive Council. This was one of the many decisions made at the 109th session of the […]

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International Olive Council, seminar on the future of the olive sector

An international seminar was on the programme for the 109th session of the Council of Members on the challenges and perspectives of the olive sector. This seminar was organised by the International Olive Council, in particular the Technology and Environment Unit, and the Minister of Agriculture through the […]

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109th session of the Council of Members begins in Marrakech

The 109th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council officially began on Monday 17 June in Marrakech, Morocco. The Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira opened the first meeting with an introductory greeting alongside the two Deputy Executive Directors, Jaime Lillo and Mustafa Sepetçi. At the […]

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The Council of Members of the IOC in Morocco

The 109 session of the Council of Members will take place in Marrakech between 17 and 21 June 2019. The Council of Members will be chaired by His Excellence Ezzedine Abu Steit, the Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Chair of the International Olive Council for 2019. The work begins […]

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Seminar in Marrakech: challenges and prospects of the olive sector

At the 109th session of the Council of Members, the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests of Morocco will hold an important technical seminar with the collaboration of the International Olive Council (IOC). The seminar will be moderated by Abdelkrim Adi, the Head […]

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International Olive Council expert meeting on possible contaminants residues

The IOC Executive Secretariat organised an expert meeting on possible contaminants residues in olive oils and olive-pomace oils on 28 May 2019. Several issues have been discussed over the past few months, since our last meeting in December. In particular, four electronic working groups have been created, and […]

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Master’s degree in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology

The International Olive Council plans to award four scholarships for the Master’s degree in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology http://www.masterolivicultura.org/ organised by the University of Cordoba, the Andalusian Institute for Research and Training in Agriculture, Fishery, Food and Ecological Production, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, the Institute […]

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Réflexions sur une collaboration future entre l’Association japonaise des sommeliers de l’huile d’olive et le COI

L’Association japonaise des sommeliers de l’huile d’olive et le Conseil oléicole international pourraient renforcer leur collaboration pour promouvoir la consommation de l’huile d’olive vierge extra auprès des consommateurs japonais. Le président de l’association, Toshiya Tada, a exprimé son intérêt au Directeur exécutif, Abdellatif Ghedira, lors d’une visite récente […]

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Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas

FAO publishes a new publication with guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa.

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IOC’s advanced course of table olives in Egypt

From 23 to 25 April 2019 the International Olive Council organised an advanced course on production techniques and quality control of table olives in Egypt with the wonderful support of the Egyptian Government and of the Egyptian Olive Council

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Riviera Ligure Dop Experience is an experiential tourism project promoted by the Pdo Riviera Ligure Olive Oil Consortium

A moment of your time for a new dream… Liguria 365 days a year. Discover the authentic soul of Liguria, Italian Riviera: explore the whole regional arch – coastal and inner areas – from the Ponente to the Levante Enjoy an open air project: delve into rural life […]

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109th session of the Council of Members to be held in Morrocco

At the invitation of the Moroccan authorities, the 109th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council will be held in Marrakech from 17 to 22 June 2019. A seminar on the major phytosanitary challenges facing the olive sector will also take place at this […]

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The Advisory Committee of the IOC in Cairo, Egypt

The latest meeting of the Advisory Committee of the IOC demonstrated just how global the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, has become

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Travaux du Comité consultatif du Conseil oléicole international au Caire

De plus en plus international et en présence d’observateurs de nouveaux pays intéressés par l’Accord international sur l’huile d’olive et les olives de table : c’est le résultat positif de la dernière réunion du Comité consultatif du Coi, qui s’est tenue au Caire, en Égypte

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World trade in olive oil: October 2018 – January 2019

The table below shows figures for trade in olive oil and olive-pomace oil in the top eight markets in the first four months (October 2018 – January 2019) of the current crop year. Increases were found in Aus- tralia (31%); Japan (18%); Russia (17%); Brazil (13%); and Canada […]

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World trade in table olives: September 2018 – January 2019

The table below shows trade in table olives in the first five months of the 2018/2019 crop year [According to the new provisions of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, which came into force on 1 January 2017, “table olive crop year” means the […]

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Producer prices olive oil in Spain, Italy, Tunisia

Graph 1 shows the weekly producer price movements of extra virgin olive oil in the top three producer coun-tries of the EU and Tunisia. Graph 3 shows the weekly producer price movements of refined olive oil in thetop two producer countries of the EU. Price movements by month […]

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Iooc, investment opportunities in the Egyptian olive sector

“Egypt has the full support of the International Olive Council in the fields of technology and environmental protection, olive oil chemistry and the promotion of olive oils, as well as in terms of economic and statistical matters.” These were the words of Abdellatif Ghedira, the Executive Director of […]

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Ohis: olive oil and health, in collaboration with the University of Navarra

The member countries of the IOC recently approved a proposal to create a portal that gathers scientific information on the health benefits of olive oil and olive products. The project, called the Olive Health Information System, or Ohis, is planned to begin in the coming months. The Executive […]

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Coi, international seminar in Egypt on 23 April 2019

An important seminar on opportunities for investing in the Egyptian olive sector will be the theme of the opening event of the 53rd meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee to be held in Egypt on 24 April 2019. The international seminar will take place the day before the […]

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Panel leader training course held in Izmir, Turkey

The International Olive Oil Council organized a course for leaders of panels for virgin olive oil tasting at the Bornova Olive Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. Some 40 experts participated, from Algeria, Croatia, Greece, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey. Juan Ramón Izquierdo, the course director, […]

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Turkish Ambassador visit to International Olive Council

The new Ambassador of Turkey, Mr Cihad Erginay, accompanied by two of his staff, paid a courtesy visit to Mr Abdellatif Ghédira, the Executive Director of the International Olive Council, who received them in the presence of Mr Mustafa Sepetçi and Mr Jaime Lillo, the Deputy Executive Directors, […]

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International Mario Solinas Quality Award 2019

Between 11 and 15 March, members of the international panel of the 2019 edition of the Mario Solinas Award judged the 164 contenders and have selected the top three winners from each group, as well as the finalist oils

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Turkey holds awards for the best extra virgin olive oils

The award ceremony for the 3rd National Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Turkey, organised by National Olive and Table Olive Council of Turkey under institutional patronage of the International Olive Council, was held on 8 March 2019 in Izmir, Turkey, alongside the 9th Olivtech Olive, Olive Oil and […]

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A taster training course for extra virgin olive oil was organised in Gdynia, Poland

The results of this International Olive Council course were very positive, and the gorgeous weather they had throughout the course further boosted the participants enthusiasm to learn and boost their knowledge of organoleptic assessment.

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The WOOE 2019 expects a mass of visitors from a wide variety of European countries

Approximately thirty COI members will attend the event

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The US and British presence will set the pace for the WOOE 2019 conferences

Joseph Profaci, Alexandra Kicenik and Simon Poole will be some of the guest keynote speakers invited to the 8th WOOE. The 8th World Olive Oil Exhibition comes back to Madrid’s IFEMA on the coming 27th and 28th of March with a wide range of international speakers and a […]

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Moldova shows interest in the International Olive Council

The Ambassador of Moldova to Spain, H.E. Violeta Agrici, paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Abdellatif Ghedira, at IOC headquarters on 6 March 2019. During the meeting, they discussed IOC activities and proposals for quality control in international trade. The Ambassador […]

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Trophée Premium Volubilis Extra-Vierge Maroc 2019. Top ten des Meilleures Huiles d’Olive Extra-Vierge du Maroc

La cérémonie de remise des prix de la 11ème édition du Trophée Premium “Volubilis Extra-Vierge Maroc 2019” de la meilleure “Huile d’Olive Extra-Vierge Conditionnée du Maroc”, a eu lieu le jeudi 28 février à l’Agro-pôle Olivier ENA Meknès. Cette cérémonie s’est déroulée en présence du Président de la […]

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Tell, taste and conquer

After The Last Year’s Success, David Neuman Returns To The World Olive Oil Exhibition. “How to export EVOO to the USA” will be his conference topic. In the program of conferences, alongside him, there will be Joseph Profaci, director of the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne, international olive oil consultant based in California, among others

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A “turnkey” oil mill

The Olive Oil Center of Excellence of GEA signs contract for the largest oil mill in Asia in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia. The project, which exceeds three million euros, offers an integrated solution that includes civil engineering, automation, processes, training and machinery

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Agro-pôle Olivier Meknès: promotion de l’huile olive marocaine de qualité premium

Trophée Premium "Volubilis Extra-Vierge Maroc 2019" avec 35 marques en lice

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How to communicate the qualities

New languages are needed to communicate sensorial and nutritional values of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, now a universal trend spreading from Italy is rippling throughout the world. This is what emerged in the round table organized by CEQ at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan in the frame of the Olio Officina Festival

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La Universidad de Jaén impulsa la mejora competitiva del olivar extensivo

La iniciativa parte de un trabajo de investigación, cuya autora es Laura Moreno y tutorizado por Juan Vilar, que se está desarrollando en el seno del Máster de olivar y aceite de oliva en la Universidad de Jaén

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International Olive Council, Programme: Monthly calendar Juanuary-December 2019

This is the IOC's annual list of activities. This list is not exhaustive. The dates are subject to change. Activities planned by one Unit may have been the result of collaboration between several Units

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Riviera Ligure Dop Experience

A pilot tourism project promoted by the PDO Riviera Ligure Olive Oil Consortium, designed by Ligucibario® and marketed by Volver Tour Liguria. The project connects the region’s coastal and inner areas, treasure troves of biodiversity and healthy Mediterranean fare as well as the ideal destinations of quality, sustainable, slow tourism.

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The International Olive Council at work to spread the healthy proprieties of olive oil

A meeting was held at IOC headquarters in Madrid with the recently-formed group of experts on the nutritional properties of olives and olive products. The group was comprised of Prof. Manuel Franco (University of Alcalá, Spain), Prof. Miguel Ángel Martínez González (University of Navarra, Spain) and Prof. Francesco […]

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Georgia announces its intention to become a member of the International Olive Council

The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Abdellatif Ghedira, recently welcomed the Ambassador for Georgia to Spain, H.E. Lila Giorgadze, who was accompanied by the owner of the largest olive-growing company in the country, George Svanideze. The Ambassador informed Mr Ghedira that his country wished to join […]

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Evooleum Awards

Madrid hosts the Evooleum Awards Ceremony to the Best EVOOs of the World. Mercacei Publishing Group delivered on January 21 a total of 36 Awards to the best producers in the world according to the EVOOLEUM Best of Class Awards, the International Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In addition, chef María José San Román receive

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Forme dell’Olio awards 2019. The winners

Now in its sixth edition, the packaging and visual design competition dedicated to olive oils has achieved impressive results, clearly showing that an innovative approach is gradually taking hold among producers

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El olivo supone el 25 por ciento del cultivo permanente del planeta

Siendo por tanto el cultivo permanente mayoritario. Esta es una de las conclusiones a las que se llega en el manual La olivicultura internacional, informe elaborado en seis idiomas por expertos y científicos de todo el mundo, coordinados por el profesor Juan Vilar de la Universidad de Jaén

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Egypt, IOC’s Chair in 2019

Welcome Egypt, IOC’s 2019 Chair. The International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, provides that the Council of Members shall nominate a Chair for one year from among the delegations of the Members. The Chair of the IOC in 2019 (January–December) is held by the delegation […]

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United against Xylella

The IOC has opened, together with the CIHEAM, the international meeting on “Integrated actions against Xylella fastidiosa to protect olive trees and international trade” with the participation of nearly 100 persons. At the opening, hosted by Maurizio Raeli, CIHEAM Bari director, Placido Plaza, CIHEAM General Secretary; Abdellatif Ghedira, […]

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International seminar against Xylella Fastidiosa

he International Olive Council (IOC) is organising an international meeting on Integrated actions against Xylella Fastidiosa to protect olive trees and international trade with the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM). The meeting will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy, from 12 […]

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International Olive Council, collaboration agreement signed with Libya

A collaboration agreement was signed between the International Olive Council and Libya during the World Olive Day celebrations at IOC headquarters on 22 November. The agreement was signed by the Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira, and by the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Libya in Madrid, Walid B. […]

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Excelencia, eficiencia, singularización y prescripción, estrategias clave para el futuro de la olivicoltura extensiva

Ese es el resultado de un trabajo de investigación dirigido por Juan Vilar en el seno del Máster de Olivicultura y Aceite de oliva en la Universidad de Jaén, y realizado por el alumno Francisco Botella

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Georgian olive growers take part in World Olive Day 2018

A growing number of observers are expressing interest in the IOC standard and calling upon their respective governments to join the International Olive Council. Among them is the delegation representing the Georgia Olive Growers Association who, under its chair, Ivan Bereza, attended World Olive Day celebrations on 22 […]

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IOC: Preparation for the new edition of the International Master’s Degree

Encouraging results for the 12th International Master’s Degree in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology at the University of Cordoba, after several years’ collaboration between the International Olive Council (the IOC), the University of Cordoba, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (French acronym CIHEAM), the Andalusian […]

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Trophée Premium Volubilis Extra-Vierge Maroc 2018

Top ten des Meilleures Huiles d’Olive Extra-Vierge. L’édition de cette année a enregistré la participation 32 marques d’huile d’Olive : GIE, coopératives, et groupes industriels marocains de Meknès, Fès, Sefrou, Taounat, Khenifra, Marrakech, Guercif, Essaouira, Taounat, Azilal, Oujda, Kalaa Sraghna, Boulmane, Chichaoua, Benslimane, et Beni Melal, démontrant, ainsi, un engagement des producteurs marocains pour l’huile d’olive de qualité

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Last call to participate in the 2019 Le Forme dell’Olio packaging contest

Beauty and functionality have played the lion’s share, leading to a number of special awardsand commendations. The Le Forme dell’Olio Award aims at paying tributeand awarding the most innovative andbravest companies. The sixth edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest among categories appear gift packaging, retailoils and travel oil

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The carbon footprint of olive oil

CO2: consumers are more and more aware of environmentally-friendly produce. For every litre of olive oil produced, 10.65kg of CO2 is extracted from the atmosphere. The International Olive Council has developed an algorithm to calculate the carbon footprint of olive oil. The IOC has created this important tool with the help of experts in the field from all over the world

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The IOC, a truly international organisation

The 108th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council has officially begun, with meetings being held this week between 19 and 23 November as the Chair moves from Argentina to Spain. The delegations of 15 member countries have come together at headquarters in Madrid: […]

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En défense de l’analyse sensorielle

Le cours de perfectionnement en analyse sensorielle auquel ont participé 32 chefs de jury confirmés et candidats s’est conclu aujourd’hui. Parmi les participants, se trouvaient des dégustateurs de pays non-membres du COI, comme les États-Unis et le Japon, aux côtés de professionnels venus d’Algérie, de Croatie, de Chypre, […]

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Opening of the IOC international course for panel leaders

Deputy Executive Director Mustafa Sepetçi and Head of the Olive Growing, Olive Oil Technology and Environment Unit Abdelkrim Adi unveiled the new international course for leaders of virgin olive oil sensory analysis panels at IOC headquarters in Madrid. The work was presented by Head of the Technical Cooperation […]

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Olive Tree in the Mediterranean Area

A Mirror of the Tradition and the Biotechnological Innovation. This book could be interesting for the nursery industry (entrepreneurs which propagate plants), agrobiotechnological industry (commercial laboratories for producing in vitro microplants), cosmetic industry related to growing demand of natural products or food industry (polyphenols –antioxidants- as natural stabilizers of foods)

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Le Forme dell’Olio, international contest on olive oil packaging solutions

Check the Rules and regulation and the application form HERE Via the following link to Olio Officina Magazine, you can also view or download the document containing an overview of the contest previous editions. Link article: HERE Link with an overview of the contest edition 2018: HERE Link […]

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Invitation to The Le forme dell’olio, International Contest on Olive Oil Packaging and Visual Design Solutions

Once again, our committment in olive oil packaging is confirmed by the forthcoming sixth edition of Le Forme dell’olio, international contest on olive oil packaging solutions. Check the Rules and regulation and the application form HERE Via the following link to Olio Officina Magazine, you can also view […]

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Olio Officina is organizing the first International Packaging, Visual Design and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’aceto

Everything is ready for the first edition of the contest devoted to the packaging and labelling of vinegars. The first edition of the Le Forme dell’Aceto Award aims at paying tribute and awarding the most innovative and bravest companies. The Jury shall have the faculty to assign shared […]

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Invitation to The 2019 Le forme dell’olio, International Contest on Olive Oil Packaging and Visual Design Solutions

Invitation to The 2019 Le forme dell’olio, International Contest on Olive Oil Packaging and Visual Design Solutions Once again, our committment in olive oil packaging is confirmed by the forthcoming sixth edition of Le Forme dell’olio, international contest on olive oil packaging solutions. Check the Rules and regulation […]

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The 2019 Forme dell’Aceto contest

Olio Officina is organizing the first International Packaging, Visual Design and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’aceto, to be held in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with media partners Olio Officina Magazine and OOF International Magazine. Everything is ready for the first edition of the contest devoted to the packaging […]

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Dcoop acquires 5% of the Portuguese olive company Maçarico

Dcoop S.Coop.And. has acquired 5% stake of the Portuguese company Maçarico SA, dedicated to the commercialization of table olives and olive oil. With this alliance, both companies intend to strengthen the Portuguese table olive market, where Maçarico is a leading company, as well as, of other 40 countries […]

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Tunisia and the International Olive Council intensify their collaboration

The Tunisian Government made an official visit to the International Olive Council (IOC) headquarters in Madrid

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The first edition of the Le Forme dell’Aceto contest

The Contest aims at raising awareness in companies on the importance of vinegar care and packaging. Companies should constantly strive to improve the quality of their products, not only vinegar-wise, but also in terms of packaging, so that consumers consider both raw material quality and packaging appearance and functional features when making a purchase decision

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The sixth edition of the Le Forme dell’Olio contest

Quality, as we all know, lies not only in the content, but also in the container: its importance should be better acknowledged, and more attention should be paid to its aesthetics and functionality. The contest was created with the specific aim of encouraging olive oil producers to make greater investments in their packaging strategy

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Collectible Quarterly Magazine. Subscription to four issues of OOF International Magazine

OOF International Magazine, subscribe or gift a subscriptionin Italy costs 48.00 euros, inclusive ofshipping. For those wishing to subscribe from abroad, the cost of receiving the four issues of OOF International Magazine is 70.00 euros to Europe and the Mediterranean basin; 82 euros to the Americas, Asia and […]

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Evooleum Guide 2019 with the World’s Best 100 EVOOs

Mercacei has launched the third edition of the World's Top 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide that showcases the selection of the 100 best EVOOs in the world according to the results obtained in the Evooleum Awards. A deluxe edition, prologued by the renowned Italian chef Carlo Cracco, where the reader can find Mediterranean recipes by 3 Michelin-star-chef Quique Dacosta, surprising articles about culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil, the latest trends in the world of the olive tree and more, much more

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Jaén, XII Encuentro de Maestros y Responsables de Almazara de GEA Iberia

La actividad formativa ha ofrecido ponencias de Antonio Luque y Horacio González, una mesa redonda sobre el futuro del sector y un panel de charlas técnicas para maestros de almazara

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Global conference on the fight against Xylella fastidiosa

From 6 to 7 September, a meeting was held at the Madrid headquarters of the International Olive Council (IOC) to organise the upcoming global conference on Xylella fastidiosa

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The 2019 Forme dell’Olio contest

The sixth edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest among categories appear gift packaging, retailoils and travel oils. Beauty and functionalityhave played the lion’s share, leading to a number of special awardsand commendations. The Le Forme dell’Olio Award aims at paying tributeand awarding the most innovative andbravest companies

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OOF International Magazine, subscribe or gift a subscription

Collectible Quarterly Magazine. Subscription to four issues of OOF International Magazine in Italy costs 48.00 euros, inclusive ofshipping. For those wishing to subscribe from abroad, the cost of receiving the four issues of OOF International Magazine is 70.00 euros to Europe and the Mediterranean basin; 82 euros to […]

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Extra-Virgin Oils hit the markets

The Art and Science of Blending.The new issue of OOF International Magazine, summer 2018. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Japan and the International Olive Council

A Japanese task force made up of members of the Japanese Parliament and representatives of the Japan Oilseed Processors Association (JOPA), is working to support the Japanese Government, and in particular the Minister of Agriculture, Ken Saito (pictured receiving a gift from Mr Ghedira of a miniature silver […]

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Producer prices olive oil, June 2018

Graph 1 tracks the weekly movements in prices paid to producers for extra virgin olive oil in the top three European producing countries and Tunisia, while Graph 3 shows the weekly changes in producer prices for refined olive oil in the main three EU producer countries. The monthly […]

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La producción mundial de aceite de oliva para la próxima campaña será de 3,4 millones de toneladas

Esta es la conclusión del estudio realizado por Juan Vilar y Jorge Pereira con información recopilada a través de casi medio millar de contactos distribuidos por los 58 países productores de aceite de oliva

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic. Program Itinerary

Turning traditional techniques into future innovations. Set in the heart of rural Tuscany at the beautiful Castello di Potentino, this week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Bari, SISSG 2018: Oils and Fats, Quality and Authenticity, Technologies and by products

SISSG is back to Bari! 58 years ago, within the frame of the 5th Scientific Congress on the Study of Fats ans Oils, SISSG was founded; this year, SISSG, will organize in Bari the Congress

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Academic research and the IOC: two worlds with one single objective

The world of science and academic research is paying increasing attention to the role of the International Olive Council as one of the main talking partners on subjects of interest in the sector. In this regard, a delegation of experts led by Dr Juan Gomez Ortega, Dean of […]

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Infringements: Commission refers Italy to Court over its failure to adequately prevent further spread of the quarantine harmful organism ‘Xylella fastidiosa’ in Apulia

Commission refers Italy to Court over its failure to adequately prevent further spread of the quarantine harmful organism 'Xylella fastidiosa' in Apulia

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Promotional campaign for high quality European extra virgin olive oil

Call for tenders to select the implementing body for the Us market. The promotion campaign is carried out by QvExtra! and CEQ Italia which are, respectively, a Spanish and an Italian olive oil producers’ association. The promotional campaign aims to foster market penetration of European Extra Virgin olive oils in both target countries

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El jurado del I Premio al Fomento del Consumo de los Aceites de Oliva en el Mundo selecciona a los cinco proyectos finalistas

El jurado del I Premio GEA-AEMO al Fomento del Aceite de Oliva en el Mundo ya ha seleccionado a los cinco proyectos finalistas de este prestigioso galardón, que se entregará en una gran gala el próximo 17 de mayo en el marco de la Feria del Olivo de […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22 June 2018: The olive sector in the Americas

The international seminar will address the following subjects: the situation and outlook of the olive oil and table olive sector in the Americas; olive oil and health; marketing and olive product sale trends; and the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil

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Olive Oil and Table Olives, promotion campaigns in China and Australia

In view of the growing importance that the olive sector has acquired in China and Australia, the International Olive Council has launched two ambitious promotion campaigns that seek to bring those countries closer to the IOC and to contribute to the growth and development of their olive sectors. […]

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O_LIVE!, III Congreso Internacional sobre Aceite de Oliva Virgen, Olivar y Salud

O_LIVE! es un evento científico y divulgativo de carácter internacional sobre los aceites de oliva vírgenes, el olivar y sus beneficios para la salud humana y el medio ambiente. La actividad se celebrará en el Museo Íbero de Jaén los días 18, 19 y 20 de mayo, organizada […]

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When oil meets food

The pairing rules, a sensorial voyage exploring different ingredients. The new issue of OOF International Magazine, spring 2018. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Books to feed the mind

1) Juice of the olive. Guide to the knowledge of olive oils, from production to responsible consumption. 2) The human face of olive oil. 3) Olive oil tasting and pairing manual

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic

This week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative new ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Carapelli, the new Renaissance

Non Filtrato, Il Nobile, Oro Verde, Bio: tradition and innovation for an extra virgin olive oil project. Quality, mastery, and beauty

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Tunisian olive oil: branching out

With a long history of olive oil production, the quality of Tunisian oil is going through a resurgence. To delve a little deeper into Tunisian olive oil, we spoke to Lisa Paglietti, project leader of the FAO-EBRD project Facilitating Effective Policy Dialogue in Tunisia’s Olive Oil Sector

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Novelty in the 7th WOOE

The biggest international fair devoted to the olive oil closes its seventh edition with an attendance of almost 4,000 professionals from the sector. Business, new trade opportunities, debate, trends, innovation and networking: the keys to success of the World Olive Oil Exhibition

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The World Olive Oil Exhibition,conference programme

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 21st March 10:00 a.m. Official Launching of the 7th WOOE. 10:45 a.m. The 1st WOOE Prizes are awarded to prominent companies from the olive oil sector. 11:00 a.m. “Global olive oil sector in figures”, by Abdellatif Ghedira Executive Director of the Internacional Olive Council. 11:45 […]

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Top quality olive oils

WOOE. The World Olive Oil Exhibition will be held on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018 at Madrid’s IFEMA The US companies will be the key players of the 2018 World Olive Oil Exhibition. Interview with Maria Reyes: "There should be a verification process in order to ensure that what is being placed on the shelf is what the label says it is. The consumers play a large role in this and have demonstrated that they are willing to pay more for a quality product"

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The World Olive Oil Exhibition, tasting programme

2018 TASTINGS PROGRAMME 21st March 12:00 p.m. Workshop by Gastroleum: “Discovering hard-to-find and unique varieties”. 13:00 p.m. “Tasting session of olive oils from the province of Ciudad Real”, by their own producers. 14:00 p.m. “Tasting session of olive oils from of Extremadura region”, by Sara Peñas, certified instructor […]

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The Indian Olive Association strongly criticizes the increase in import duty rates on olive oil

Duty rates have been increased on crude (extra virgin) olive oil from 12.5% to 30% and on refined (olive oil and olive pomace oil) from 20% to 35%. The rate increases are exorbitant and extraordinary. These rates are made even more unreasonable due to the following reasons: Olive […]

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The meeting place for olive oil professionals

The World Olive Oil Exhibition announces its program of tasting sessions and conferences which will be held on the coming 21st and 22nd of march 2018 at Madrid's Ifema. Perceived as a fundamental pillar of the sector, the Wooe will once again become the main forum for debate and analysis for the sector, with a vast program of conferences, tasting sessions and masterclasses that are even better than the previous ones

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The Us olive oil market

WOOE. Interview with David Neuman, ceo of Gaea North America and soon-to-be independent consultant for the US olive oil market. Following his masterclass, will be available for an hour to answer questions or concerns from producers and professionals

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Innovation in Food, Drinks and Hospitality at Alimentaria 2018

Boosting innovation and gastronomic quality remain two major hallmarks of Alimentaria 2018, one of the world biggest food, drinks and hospitality shows. Alimentaria 2018 ́s activities are geared towards identifying the main trends and enhancing the connections between the food, gastronomic and tourist industries

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The Festival through images

The seventh edition ended of Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Before using words, here are the numerous highlights of the happening through pictures. Photos by Massimiliano Bordignon, Gianfranco Maggio, Nicola Morabito

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The Olive Tree Genome

The book - edited by Eddo Rugini, Luciana Baldoni, Rosario Muleo and Luca Sebastiani - gives an introductory overview on genetics, genomics and growing of olive trees. These enduring and multifunctional trees are relevant not only for table and oil olives production, but also for the landscape and history of rural areas

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OOF 2018: the seventh edition of the festival will be held in Milan, Italy, from 1st to 3rd February

You can now buy tickets for Olio Officina Festival. Fill in the form and buy the tickets for the main happening of the olive oil industry

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8th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG, Integrated Protection of Olive Crops

Will be held in Florence, Italy on June 4-7, 2018. The meeting will be organized by the Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences of the University of Florence

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You can now buy tickets for Olio Officina Festival 2018

Fill in the form and buy the tickets for the main happening of the olive oil industry. The seventh edition of the festival will be held in Milan, Italy, from 1st to 3rd February 2018

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Ceq Italia and QvExtra!

In recent years, the market of olive oils in Japan has been expanding and “olive oil” is gaining popularity among the consumers. Although, Japan is not a member of the International Olive Council and there is no standards for the quality of olive until today. The European Union announced to launch a 3-year promotional campaign for high-quality European extra virgin olive oils from 2017 to 2019 in Japan

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106th session of the Council of Members

The 106th session of the Council of Members took place over the week of 21 to 24 November 2017 at the headquarters of the IOC in Madrid. During the session, the Economic and Promotion Committee met for its 2nd meeting to discuss the olive oil and table olive […]

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The QvExtra! International and CEQ Italia, Alliance Sets Out to Conquer USA and Japan

The ShiftTowards Internationalization in Favor of Quality EVOOs in Two of The Fastest-Growing Global Markets

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Robot olive mill

Pressing olives, pressing ideas. The new issue of OOF International Magazine exclusively deals with the universe of olive oil mills and millers. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Last chance to participate in the fifth edition of the contest dedicated to olive oils packaging and visual design

30th November 2017 is the deadline for participation in the olive oil packaging Contest.
All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence

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Raising the profile of Tunisian olive oil

Using innovation and technology to transform Tunisia’s olive oil industry was the focus of a high-level conference today in the country’s capital, Tunis. The event, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), drew around 80 industry players from Tunisia, Morocco and Europe to discuss the latest trends and advances in the field

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30th November 2017 is the deadline for participation in the olive oil packaging Contest

All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence. The award ceremony will take place in Milan, Italy, on Friday 2nd February 2018, during the 7th Olio Officina Festival

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International Olive Council, 50th meeting of the Advisory Committee

On 19 October 2017, the 50th meeting of the Advisory Committee was held at the headquarters of the IOC in Madrid (Spain). This Committee brings together representatives of associations of producers, industry, trade and consumers in IOC member countries. Observers included representatives of Brazil and of the Australian […]

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International course for panel leaders on the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil

The International Olive Council intends to organise an international course for panel leaders on the sensory analysis of virgin olive oil, at the IOC headquarters from 27 November to 1 December 2017. This course is designed to respond to the need for technical officers with the requisite skills […]

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The fifth edition of the Le forme dell’olio International Packaging and Innovation Contest

All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence. Samples can be submitted from 11th September 2017 to 30th November 2017. The award ceremony will take place in Milan, Italy, on Friday 2nd February 2018, during the 7th Olio Officina Festival

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A new glance on olive oil

On 12th September, at Munich Simei-Drinktec, Luigi Caricato was the only speaker dealing with olive oils in his remarks titled “The evolution of packaging and marketing in the olive oil sector. From selection of materials to visual design”.

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2ème Edition de l’Atelier International Maestro Des Moulins

La Filière Oléicole Marocaine entre Innovation Technologique, Qualité du Produit et Développement Durable. L’Agro-pôle Olivier Meknès Ouvre le Débat

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La organización de las Naciones Unidas para la alimentación y la agricultura (Fao), cuenta con Juan Vilar como consultor

El consultor estratégico y experto en economía oleícola internacional, dará soporte en materia de olivicultura

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Wine, Istituto grandi marchi: corporate event in Zurich

In Switzerland on 25 September, IGM's most important event of the year will be held. More than 600 people expected, including journalists, professionals and wine lovers

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Packaging contest. Entries are open

All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence

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Evooleum 2018

Published by Mercacei, the second edition of the Guide presents the World's Best 100 extra virgin olive oils, recognized at the Evooleum Awards, international prizes for quality in extra virgin olive oil, organized by Aemo, Spanish Association of Olive municipalities, and Mercacei

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La World Olive Oil Exhibition refuerza su proyección internacional y gama de contenido

El Encuentro Mundial del Aceite de Oliva, fortalece algunos de sus secciones, incorpora nuevas áreas temáticas, y vigoriza su proyección internacional. Entre sus novedades figura la incorporación de Juan Vilar, como asesor-consultor de la misma

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Simei-drinktec, Munchen: The evolution of the olive oil sector in terms of packaging and marketing; from the choice of materials to visual design

THE EVOLUTION OF THE OLIVE OIL SECTOR IN TERMS OF PACKAGING AND MARKETING. FROM THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS TO VISUAL DESIGN Speaker: Luigi Caricato (Olio Officina) DATE: 12/09/2017, TIME: 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., HALL C3 A noble raw material—a dietary fat that is recognised universally as a […]

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Third International Meeting Onaoo

The 3rd International Meeting for ONAOO Tasters will be held in September 7-8-9 at EATALY (Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492, 00154 Rome). We would remind you that the International Register of ONAOO Professional Tasters’ update is intended for all those who are already ONAOO Professional Tasters. For all those […]

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Subscribe or gift a subscription to OFF Olio Officina International Magazine

Four issues are published every year: spring, summer, autumn, winter. Each issue is a thematic monograph dealing with olive oil and other seasonings from an alternative and unprecedented angle, clearly aimed at going beyond common practice, because oil is not only food, it is first and foremost an authentic cultural marker

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El oleoturismo podría resultar una estrategia clara de incremento competitivo para el olivar tradicional

Según Juan Vilar, el oleoturismo, estratégicamente bien definido, incrementa la competitividad del olivar tradicional, mediante la reducción de costes, incremento de la fidelización, y diferenciación incremental

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OOF, oil finally has its own cult magazine

Far from being a common magazine, OOF International Magazine is a bilingual quarterly paper publication. Its articles can be read in both Italian and English and its design is innovative and extremely uncommon in the relevant sector

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Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

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Innovation Challenge Simei, the winners of the 2017 edition

Special Simei Drinktec. The prize-giving ceremony at [email protected] in Munich on 12 September. The technologies in the contest were evaluated by a Technical Scientific Committee, composed of authoritative experts belonging to the enological and to the viticultural world, to the scientific community

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North America: there are almost 10,000 wineries

Special Simei Drinktec. The number of wineries in the United States, Canada and Mexico increased by 5% in 2016. Nearly half are in California. 81% of the wine made in the USA comes from the 65 largest producers

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Alcoholic beverages, new developments in logistics

Special Simei Drinktec. A high degree of outsourcing (78%) and recourse beyond the media to a "strategic" kind of outsourcing, with development potential, especially in support of international sales support: these are the hallmarks of the relationship between the alcoholic beverage world and third party logistics (a segment worth 231 million euro), the focus of the Contract Logistics Observatory analysis by Milan Polytechnic, presented in Padua

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South Africa: there will be less bulk and more bottled wine

Special Simei Drinktec. One of the strategic objectives of the industry is the reversal by 2025 of the ratio of production of wine in bulk and packaged wine, increasing the latter to 60%. The development will also involve an increase in exports to the US and China and new trade agreements

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Messe Munchen, Germany, unique platform has been created embracing the wine, beverages and liquid food

The 2017 edition of SIMEI will be held from 11 to 15 September in Munich as a result of the successful partnership with DRINKTEC, the international trade fair of equipment for beverages and liquid food. Through this union, which enhances the complementary nature of the two events, a unique, transversal platform is created, offering operators and visitors the best of technology

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Subscribe or gift a subscription to OFF International Magazine

OIL FINALLY HAS ITS OWN CULT MAGAZINE Far from being a common magazine, OOF International Magazine is a bilingual quarterly paper publication. Its articles can be read in both Italian and English and its design is innovative and extremely uncommon in the relevant sector. Four issues are published […]

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The BioSpremi project

BioSpremi is presented as the alternative to invasive and polluting industrial production, as a guarantee of quality, environmental sustainability and money saving

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China has initiated consuming olive oil and boosts the world’s production

The World Olive Oil Exhibition (Wooe) will host an important delegation of purchasers from this great country on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018

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The estimates for the 2017/18

World Production of Olive Oil will increase by 5% next season. According to the last international forecast coordinated by Juan Vilar, Strategic Consultant and Professor of the University of Jaén (UJA); and Jorge Pereira, Professor at the University of the Republic of Uruguay, a global production of olive oil of 2,826,890 tons is expected in the 2017/18 season, representing an increase by 5% regarding the previous season

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La producción mundial de aceite de oliva aumentará un 5% la próxima campaña

Según el último aforo internacional coordinado por Juan Vilar, consultor estratégico y profesor de la Universidad de Jaén (UJA); y Jorge Pereira, profesor de la Universidad de la República de Uruguay, se prevé una producción mundial de aceite de oliva de 2.826.890 toneladas en la campaña 2017/18, lo que supone un 5% más respecto a la temporada anterior

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The world’s olive oil consumption remains stable despite 2017´s small harvest

Good news for the professionals who will attend the next World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE) in Madrid

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Cocineros y restauradores de Estados Unidos aprenden a crear menús más saludables inspirados en el Dieta Mediterránea

El encuentro Menus of Change Leadership Summit, celebrado en The Culinary Institute of America de New York, pone el foco en la Dieta Mediterránea

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Subscribing and buying gift subscriptions to OOF International Magazine

There is a new website on the Olio Officina domain, devoted to our publishing house. Jump to it by CLICKING HERE. Here you will find out more on how to subscribe or buy a gift subscription to OOF International Magazine. OOF International Magazine: subscription fees and payment terms […]

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The Piccolo and Grande filling systems

Alfa Laval technology. Striving for green. We are quite used to seeing bags-in-boxes, but how are these very ecological containers filled up? Machines play a fundamental role, and technology has provided the sector with a variety of fillers

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Agro-pôle Olivier, Meknès: promotion de l’huile d’olive marocaine de qualité, Trophée Premium

Pour cette édition, le jury du concours a été composé de 10 experts appartenant à des jurys internationaux d’Italie, d’Espagne, de France, d’Allemagne, et de Brésil. L’édition de cette année a enregistré la participation 25 marques d’huile d’Olive : GIE, coopératives, et groupes industriels marocains de Meknès, Fès, Sefrou, Marrakech, Guercif, Essaouira, démontrant, ainsi, un engagement des producteurs marocains pour l’huile d’olive de qualité

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The World Olive Oil Exhibition will return to Madrid on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018

Already established as the major international gathering for the olive oil business, the World Olive Oil Exhibition announces the dates of the seventh edition, which will return to Madrid’s IFEMA on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018. With a very large attendance of international operators during the […]

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Here are 7 good reasons to schedule a visit to Glass Pack 2017

We are delighted to invite you to GLASS PACK 2017, the Fair/Convention exclusively dedicated to food & beverage manufacturers, to distributors, to the ho.re.ca. world, to companies involved in promotion and to all those who use glass containers as packaging. GLASS PACK 2017 is the one-day fair where […]

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Glass Pack 2017

Advertorial. A fair entirely dedicated to the personalisation of glass packaging. The first European Fair entirely dedicated to glass containers for foods, beverages and liquors will be held at the Fiera (Fairground) in Pordenone on 8th June

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Olive oil, tender for selection promotion agencies USA and Japan

CEQ Italia is in charge of coordinating a promotional campaign for extra virgin olive oil in the USA and Japan, which was recently approved and funded by the European Union, under Reg. UE 1144/2014, Reg. UE 2015/1829 and Reg. UE 2015/1831

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Mario Solinas Quality Award 2017, prize winners and finalists, international extra virgin olive oil competition 2017

PRIZE WINNERS AND FINALISTS – IOC MARIO SOLINAS QUALITY AWARD 2017: HERE

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From the olive tree to olive oil: an international course on olive growing, oil making and oil tasting

Italy’s Leading Olive Authorities Announce Innovative Joint Venture: Onaoo and Anoo Collaborate on State-of-the-Art Bilingual Olive Growing and Olive Oil Production Courses for the International Market

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Olive oil, the 2016/17 drop year continues with a robust increase in imports

Imports in olive oil and olive-pomace oil in the 2016/17 crop year continue to report strong increases in certain markets. In the first four months (October 2016 – January 2017) the markets listed in the table below grew by 73% in Australia; 38% in Brazil; 32% in China; […]

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Table olives, Beginning of the 2016/17 crop year

Microsoft Word – NEWSLETTER- MARCH-2017-ENGLISH Imports in table olives in the first five months of the 2016/17 crop year 2 (September 2016–January 2017) in the five markets that appear in the table below report an increase of 26% in Brazil; 7% in Australia and 4% in the United […]

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The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council participated in the 25th Codex Alimentarius meeting

The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council participated in the 25th CODEX meeting, celebrated in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from 27 February to 3 March. The Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) agreed to incorporate the decision tree for campesterol up to 4.5% to the CODEX standard, […]

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Wco, reform proposal for the harmonisation of the customs codes in accordance with the definitions of the IOC Standard

WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANISATION (WCO) –CUSTOMS CODE REFORM The International Olive Council, with the approval of its member countries, (approximately 95% of international trade is conducted by IOC member countries), has presented the WCO with a reform proposal for the harmonisation of the customs codes in accordance with the […]

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WOOE, closed with the most international and multitudinous edition to date

187 olive oil companies and more than 3000 professionals from 30 different countries had done business at the 6th World Olive Oil Exhibition

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These are the World’s Best 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils

The results of the Evooleum Awards were unveiled at the World Olive Oil Exhibition. At the event, Juan A. Peñamil, ceo of Mercacei-Edimarket Editores, and José María Penco, project manager of the Spanish Association of Municipalities of Olive - organizers of the contest - presented the Evooleum World's Top 100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide and unveiled the names of 100 brands of Evoo from 16 countries that the jury has considered the best in the world

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The olive oil international sector will be reunited in Madrid during the course of the World Olive Oil Exhibition

187 olive oil companies will display and promote their products on the coming 29th and 30th of March at the World Olive Oil Exhibition

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The greatest challenges

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Luigi Caricato, executive director of Olio Officina: "Less than 4% of oil for human consumption in made from olives, so it is clear that there is enough space for every oil-producing country. We need to work together to promote its consumption"

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Para 2013 más del 20 por ciento del olivar mundial será superintensivo

Esa es una de las conclusiones abordadas por Juan Vilar en las II Jornadas sobre olivar ecológico y aceite de oliva en Almendral (Badajoz); según Vilar, ello supondría una caída de renta neta del olivar tradicional

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The designation of origin Oil of Mallorca will participate at the World Olive Oil Exhibition with a selection of its best olive oils

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Sebastià Solivellas i Salvà, president of the DO Oil of Mallorca exclusively reveals to us some of the sector’s keys in the Balearic Island.

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The USA olive oil market

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of James Otte from La Tienda, a major US olive oil importer

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Market analysis

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Ana Isabel Hernández, imports manager of the American company Tama Corporation

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The key challenges

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Juan Vilar, professor at the University of Jaén and an international expert in the Olive Oil Economy

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ProWein 2017, Düsseldorf: Pinot grigio as ambassador for Doc Venezia

The Consorzio Vini Venezia, which groups 1,800 producers, 200 wineries, the two Docg denominations of Lison and Malanotte del Piave, and the three Doc denominations of Lison-Pramaggiore, Piave and Venezia, is the identity card of this important producers’ organisation

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High-quality olive oil will shine with its own light at the World Olive Oil Exhibition

The World Olive Oil Exhibition will be held on the 29th and 30th of March 2017 at Madrid’s IFEMA. Large and small producers will be gathered on the 29th and 30th of March at Madrid’s IFEMA to join forces and present the greatest possible diversity of olive oils, among which the high-quality references will play a prominent role

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The olive oil expert and grafting

Poste Italiane will once again be one of the leading protagonists of the Olio Officina Festival, now at its sixth edition. The Italian Post Office is presenting two stamp cancels, depicting respectively an oleologist or oil specialist and an example of grafting, an agricultural technique that promises success against the perilous bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

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Arconvert will be participating at Olio Officina Festival 6th edition

Arconvert presents The Immaculate Papers by Manter, its innovative 100% greaseproof
self-adhesive papers – Milano, Palazzo delle Stelline, February 2-4, 2017.

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The winners of the 2017 Forme dell’olio contest

After four years, our international packaging contest is already bearing fruit. Below are the winners of all the competition categories: presentation packaging, Horeca and retail market packaging, and best label. Special awards for most innovative idea, best product line, originality of style, best collectibles, and social and educational value

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High quality at the 2017 OOF

Select extra virgin olive oils abolish the conventional geographical borders and trace new ones. Two consortiums, Italian and Spanish, will be present at the sixth Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Special guests on February 3 are two leading protagonists of the premium olive oil supply chain: Ceq and QV Extra

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La Déclaration de Meknès

L’olivier comme "vecteur de développement durable et de lutte contre les changements climatiques et source d’énergie nouvelle et renouvelable pour les générations futures”. La 5ème edition du Forum international de l’Agro-pôle Olivier

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Packaging: the 2017 Forme dell’Olio contest

The deadline for entering the contest is December 22, 2016. The label too is particularly important, because it is a key element in the decision-making process of purchasing: not only should it highlight the promotional benefits of the product, but its design should also prompt the consumer’s impulse to buy. It is for these reasons that Olio Officina is organizing the fourth edition of its “Le forme dell’olio” contest

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Olive oil is good

The International Olive Council participated in the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which was held in Marrakech (Morocco) from 7 to 18 November 2016, and whereby the UN sought to adopt a framework for action against global warming

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The nouvelle vague of olive oil

The sixth Olio Officina Festival is just around the corner: scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy, early next year (from February 2 to 4), its title theme will be "Energy. Oil in motion”. A vast array of events have been programmed, some of which are presented below. Make sure you don't miss it, it is the most important festival worldwide devoted to olive oils and condiments

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Oil and Yoga

A foretaste. In the holistic area of the 2017 Olio Officina Festival, Eva Nuti will be coordinating two days devoted to an ancient discipline for controlling the mind, body and spirit. Oil comes from the earth. On the earth, our feet stand, giving us stability, like the roots of an olive tree. Stability (muladhara) is the origin of pleasure, our sense of taste (svadhishthana), energy and fire (manipura), from which all actions derive (anahata). Oil. Energy in motion

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The 2017 Forme dell’Olio contest. The deadline for entering the contest is December 22, 2016

The label too is particularly important, because it is a key element in the decision-making process of purchasing: not only should it highlight the promotional benefits of the product, but its design should also prompt the consumer’s impulse to buy. It is for these reasons that Olio Officina is organizing the fourth edition of its “Le forme dell’olio” contest.

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2017 OOF, subscriptions are open

An idea for a Christmas present. There is time until December 24th to purchase the tickets for the sixth Olio Officina Festival at a discounted rate. The festival will be held in Milan from February 2 to 4, 2017

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International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa

The International Olive Council will hold a seminar in collaboration with Ciheam on the bacterium Xylella Fastidiosa from 28 to 30 November 2016 in Bari (Italy)

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World trade in olive oil 2015/16 crop year

Imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil over the first eleven months of 2015/16 (October 2015 –August 2016) in the eight markets that appear in the table below show a year-on-year increase of 14% in Australia, 11% in China, 7% in Canada, 6 % in the United […]

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International olive Council participation in Cop22

The IOC will participate in COP22, which will be held from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual conference on climate change organised under the auspices of the United Nations. The twenty-second conference (COP22) will focus on the mitigation […]

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The 2017 Forme dell’Olio contest

Everything is ready for the fourth edition of the contest devoted to the packaging and labelling of olive oil. There is a great novelty this year: it is now possible to enter labels only, which will be judged separately in a distinct category. Quality, as we all know, lies not only in the content, but also in the container: its importance should be better acknowledged, and more attention should be paid to its aesthetics and functionality

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Quinoa and lentil casserole

This dish is perfect for a evening meal: full of healthy, nourishing ingredients, it will delight every pulse, veggie and herb-loving person. A recipe given to us by Olio Turri Fratelli

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TriestEspresso (Italy) expands expo areas for the 2016 edition

The Magazzino 26 of the Porto Vecchio of Trieste becomes the main access door to the most important specialized fair dedicated to the espresso coffee supply chain. TriestEspresso expo will take place in four warehouses of the Porto Vecchio of Trieste, Italy, one more compared to the past […]

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World Olive Day 2016

The International Olive Council will celebrate World Olive Day to raise awareness of the importance of the relationship between olive growing and the environment, showing the benefits of its products for health and raising awareness of the role of the IOC as the organisation solely responsible for administering the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives

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Tunisia, first country to sign the international agreement on olive oil and table olives

Following the approval of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives by the Assembly of Representatives of the People on 6 June 2016, the instruments of ratification was signed by the President of the Tunisian Republic and submitted to the depositary of the Agreement, the Secretary-General […]

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All vinegars have health properties

There are no doubts on vinegars nutritional and health value, as well as for their preventive role for our health. Ancients had well understood it, to the point of including them in their time pharmacopeia. The list of popular remedies

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The Ioc method for tasting table olives

The olive samples to analyze are collected in tulip glasses, which are traditionally used in oil tasting. The olives tasting normally take place at ambient temperature, around 20-22°C (68-72 F). If olives are in the brine, it is necessary that the liquid covers all fruits in the glass

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Recipe by chef Giuseppe Capano

Awaiting autumn: chestnut tarts with olive oil and vin santo with apple cream scented with orange oil. A recipe given to us by Garda Dop Extra Virgin Olive oil Producers Association

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Naturally richer in polyphenols

Cibus, the most important fair in the food and drink sector in Italy, was the occasion to present a new jewel in the crown for the Olitalia Group: the new “30” extra-virgin olive oil

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Energy. Oil in motion

The organizational machinery in charge of the sixth Olio Officina Festival is already at work. Next year’s event will be held in Milan, Italy, from February 2 to 4, 2017. The keyword this time is energy, intended as power, vigour, an agent of change. In a way this is the opposite of what oil is usually considered, i.e. a soothing element, something to pour over troubled waters.

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Fusilli alla norma

A recipe given to us by Pantaleo, a company located in Fasano di Puglia, southern Italia. This is an “oil-centred” dish, hence the extra virgin employed, Selezione Oro, is one of its key features. How fruity should an oil be to pair with ingredients such as pasta, aubergine, tomato, basil leaves? What is best, light, intermediate or intense fruitiness?

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International Olive Council: estimation of olive oil carbon balance

The International Olive Council has developed a tool for estimating the carbon balance of olive oil. This tool is one of the outcomes of the work carried out with the much appreciated assistance of an expert group created by the IOC in 2012.In recent years, consumers have started […]

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Food Facilities have just 4 Months Left to Comply with New Preventive Controls Rule under U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The compliance date for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food is quickly approaching. Most covered facilities are required to comply by September 17, 2016

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The golden rules for deep-frying

Is fried food good or bad for our health? The answer depends on how it is fried. It is always important to follow the rules for deep-frying. Here are some tips from a biochemist, Dr. Bruno Berra, and a nutritionist, Dr. Samantha Biale

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The 2016 Olio Officina Oil Culture award

Every year the Olio Officina Festival presents an award for outstanding contributions in the field of olive oil. This year’s winners were three Italians and a Spaniard. Here is who they are

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Olives on display

An exhibition devoted to the “gentle mothers of oil”, as poet Vivian Lamarque defined olives in her celebrated acrostic published in “L'Aria dei Messapi”. The pictures taken by Fabio Lazzari depict fourteen varieties olive trees that are native to Apulia, a region in southern Italy

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The winners of the 2016 “Le Forme dell’Olio” contest

The winners of the contest organized by Olio Officina are the Italian "Fratelli De Cecco" in the presentation packaging class, and the Spanish company "Casas de Hualdo" for the Horeca and mass retail channels category. The product line made by another Italian firm, "Domenico Manca-San Giuliano", received a special award, whereas a limited edition by "Mia Italy" won the prize for originality of style

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The recipe for country chicken

Chicken, as envisioned by Sicilian cook-farmer Ciccio Sultano, with a little oil, garlic, soy sauce, butter, broth and a few more ingredients

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Everything is ready for the 2016 Olio Officina Festival

A series of pictures announces the fifth edition of this great event dedicated to olive oils and condiments. The appointment is in Milan, Italy, from January 21 to 23, 2016

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Sensory evaluation errors

Panellists aren’t machines and are therefore prone to bias, but despite this, sensory evaluation is a cornerstone of oil assessment. Giuseppe Di Lecce, one of the most respected specialists in this field, describes the most common psychological and physiological factors influencing sensory verdicts

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A contest, Olio Officina – Le forme dell’olio, is now on its third edition

It should be clear however that it is not an easy contest. The organization of “Olio Officina – Le forme dell’olio”, now on its third year, is rather complex, and currently, there are no outstanding novelties on the market. Anybody visiting specialized fairs and exhibitions would be aware […]

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Simei 2015 was the largest networking event in the international wine industry

The 2015 edition of Simei, the leading international trade fair for wine technology, ended last Friday in a climate of general enthusiasm. The keys to the success of the event include the high quality of the innovative technological solutions, the discussion among the world's most important stakeholders on crucial issues such as sustainability and sensory analysis and the revolution of the layout and the side events organised by the Unione Italiana Vini (the organiser of Simei since the first 1963 edition) to foster constant opportunities for contacts and relations.

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Pure Umbrian Olive Juice

Umbrian Pdo olive oil is a guarantee. The certification allows us to know its precise origins and guarantee its quality according to clearlydefined methods of production. An entire region, with its olive groves and its oil mills, is united in the name of Pdo. It’s an identity which branches out into five distinct geographical areas showing its distinctiveness. Umbrian Pdo olive oil is also a community of people attempting to get the best out of a fruit which is a precious and wholesome raw matter

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The Golden Phoenix, tourdopumbria

The olive tree has always been associated with Umbria and the beauty of its landscapes, its traditional methods of production, its centuries-old religious and cultural traditions as well as with a healthy lifestyle. Olive oil and the extraordinary evocation of these messages will be promoted by the Umbria PDO Oil Consortium

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World trade in olive oil 2014-15

Imports of olive oil (customs heading 15.09) and olive pomace oil (customs heading 15.10) through the first ten months of the 2014/15 crop year (October 2014–July 2015) are reported in the table below for a number of countries. Compared with the same period in 2013/14, Japanese imports have […]

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Simei 2015: a full programme of initiatives: conferences, seminars and workshops

Milan, 3-6 November 2015. Every day themed focuses on vineyard, wine, beer and oil. Simei proposes itself more and more as a platform of cross-cutting contents which accompanies and integrates the exhibition of the best technology in the sector

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World trade in table olives 2014-15

In the first ten months of the 2014/15 crop year, i.e. from October 2014 to July 2015, table olive imports (see next table) were higher in the United States (+13 pc) but lower in the rest of the countries reported, i.e. Australia (−12 pc since November 2014), Russia […]

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The elegance of oil

Appearances count. It is evident from the beautiful shapes of the bottles of extra virgin olive oil that are on the market. Every aspect deserves due attention. Form and content must both be faultless. The label too is extremely important, since it always catches the eye of the consumer. A contest, "Olio Officina - Le forme dell'olio", is now on its third edition. Rules and regulations are now available

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A bounty of olives

The 2015 olive harvest in Carpino, a town in northern Apulia, Italy. A vision made of images. The farmers pick swiftly. Nobody can say that this year, there are no olives.

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Expo, October 5: extra virgin olive oil a very italian passion

The event will focus on the combination of traditional and innovative aspects of extra virgin olive oil. The speakers will offer an exciting wualk in the world of extra virgin olive oil from the production to marketing, from cultural to health values of this product. Extra virgin olive […]

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A spotlight on oil

An important series of events focusing on olive oils and organized by Olio Officina Globe will take place during Simei, the International Oenological and Bottling Equipment Exhibition held in Milan from November 3 to 6. Many are the themes of the eight workshops planned: from olive mill management to the economic potential of waste matter, from the problems pertaining to oil stocking and transportation, to corking, packaging and labelling, and relative problems and marketing potential, from oil sensory analysis to building and managing a constructive relationship with the retailers.

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Production, Selection, Marketing and Culinary Use of Extra-Virgin Olive Oils in Restaurants

The collaboration of Accademia dei Georgofili and the Istituto Alberghiero of Assisi is the major asset of the first Italian full-immersion course in English

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Claudio Peri: We think that excellence in extra virgin olive oil should be the result of a free choice

We think that excellence in extra virgin olive oil should be the result of a free choice and should not derive from another legal category of quality. The legislation has, in fact, a homogenizing effect on behaviours and products, by definition. Excellence instead must be selective, competitive, exclusive,… […]

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From the producers point of view, excellence in extra virgin olive oil includes not only the oil characteristics

From the producers point of view, excellence in extra virgin olive oil includes not only the oil characteristics, as they may result from an analytical certificate or a sensory panel test. Excellence includes, in fact, the quality of the production process (as the result of a well planned […]

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A conclusive argument for the success of excellent olive oils in restaurants will be…

A conclusive argument for the success of excellent olive oils in restaurants will be….. to convince chefs and restaurant owners that they can turn olive oil from a cost center to an opportunity of competitiveness and business. The extra virgin olive experience may become a “must have” element […]

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The crucial secret for enhancing the use and business of excellent extra virgin olive oils in restaurants and families is variety

The crucial secret for enhancing the use and business of excellent extra virgin olive oils in restaurants and families is variety … We need to transform consumer thinking to a concept that seeks out a variety of excellent olive oils for various dishes pairings opportunities. Most consumers don’t […]

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Claudio Peri: Chefs and influential restaurants are the trend setters that have driven new trends, and new food

Chefs and influential restaurants are the trend setters that have driven new trends, and new food cultures, through society. They are in a position to carry a new narrative directly to influential customers … How this possibility could become a profitable business in restaurants selecting and serving excellent […]

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Producing excellent extra virgin olive oils is a pointless effort?

Producing excellent extra virgin olive oils is a pointless effort if they are used anonymously in anonymous culinary preparations or the communication to consumers about flavors, health properties and cultural emotions is poor or confusing and misleading. We are going to present and discuss new ideas and new […]

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The legendary oil from Italy

Italian oil has always been in great favour throughout the entire history of human civilization, but now the time has come for a new set of rules. Oleologist (oil specialist) Mr. Luigi Caricato has drafted a charter, underlining how any time can mark a new beginning for the Italian extra virgin olive oil producers. History consists of continuous steps forward, and these “Ten Commandments” define the roadmap for all future developments in this sector.

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In Simei 2015 a focus will be dedicated for the first time to craft beer

Workshops and laboratories will have sensory analysis and technological innovation as their subjects, through the account of experiences of famous beer masters and talk shows that will discuss the production problems and the future of the beer market. The public of operators will be able to take part […]

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Sensory analysis: an essential asset for the enological sector

Two conferences sponsored by Oiv, Ceev and Fivs and international speakers to outline the sensory profile of the modern consumer. All this will be experienced at Simei 2015

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The 1st Algarve International Conference on Mediterranean Diet: Health, Wellbeing and Tourism

The Conference will be held at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 17 - 19 March 2016

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United Kingdom: here there is consumption and also production

The United Kingdom is not only one of the leading world markets for wine, but also a producing country. Last year wine production indeed reached its historic maximum with 6.3 million of bottles, thus around 47,333 hectolitres. The increase over the year 2013, when 4.45 million bottles were […]

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Chile, the strenght of zero custom duty

The difficulties derived from the importation custom duties are one of the main obstacles that wine encounters during its travel towards the different countries of the world. In the international scene of exchanges in the wine-growing and wine-producing framework there is a country which is giving an efficient […]

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Sensory analysis: sustainable viticulture as tribute to the wine quality

International Congress at Simei. 3rd and 4th November 2015, Simei International Enological and Bottling Equipment Exhibition. Milan, Italy

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Agresto

Made from cooked grape must, Agresto is a sweet, dense vinegar, with a strong acidulous note. This sweet and sour condiment was known and used in Ancient Rome and it continued to be popular in Medieval times. In all of those territories where grapes were grown, it was used to flavor meats and vegetables or as the main ingredient in more elaborate sauces

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Full Immersion Course on Olive Oil

There are many courses on olive oils, but few deserve to be recognized as such. Here is a very special course, as stated by its founder, Claudio Peri, to be held in Assisi starting on Sept. 3rd until Sept. 9th. We need to train a new generation of experts of extra virgin olive oil moving beyond their prejudices and bad habits. We need - said the professor - to "renew the tradition"

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Believe in Olive Oil promotion campaign gears up for launch in Japan

The International Olive Council will be officially launching its Believe in Olive Oil campaign to promote olive oil in Japan this coming 2 July. The launch event will comprise a press conference for Japanese media followed by a lunch reception at Tokyo’s Happo-en restaurant. The first segment will […]

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Olive identification

Alicia Suarez, from the Department of Flemish Art at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, is currently investigating the history of international trade between Flanders and other countries. Below is a picture by a 17th-century Flemish artist, depicting a plateful of olives. Of what variety?

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Oil will also play the lead at Simei

Dedicated technologies, eight themed workshops, training and updating for the relaunch of a sector which is essential for "Made in Italy"

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Grilled cheese with truffle glaze

Here is one recipe, taken from cookbooks of Acetaia Giuseppe Cremonini. A creation of Chef Stefano Molaschi

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All the variety of Sicilian wines at Enovitis in campo

Guided visit by Professor Lucio Brancadoro to discover the Sicilian Ampelography

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Marsala, Italy: the Museo della Civiltà Contadina can also be visited

Enovitis in campo 2015 is ready to attract everyone, not just people from the industry

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The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

An introduction to the conference by Greg Drescher, Vice President & Strategic Initiatives of The Culinary Institute of America and one of the most influential experts in Food and Nutrition worldwide

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International olive council: spotlight on world table olive consumption

Over the past 25 years, world table olive consumption has seen a 2.7-fold increase, rising by 169.4 pc from 1990/91 to 2014/15. This trend is illustrated in Chart 1 where it can be seen that consumption has increased the most in the member countries of the IOC, which […]

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Wine deserves our respect

According to poet Maurizio Cucchi, the excess of philologism that we are currently witnessing, in the long run becomes deceitful; after all, we eat and drink because otherwise we would not survive. Wine cannot be trivialised by passing fads. It entails a certain initiation

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The Decalogue Ceq

A Guide to the conservation and use of high quality oils at home and in restaurants. The relationship between oil and consumers is not always easy. For this reason the Ceq, Consortium of extra virgin quality, gathered several practical suggestions for consumers

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The guide to good frying

Whoever wants to enjoy a magnificent, tasty fry should always follow certain rules. These are the secret to a great dish, and are also fundamental for our health

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The ten Commandments for a cook

Ten rules to guide us. Being a cook – states the first point – is a job, or better still a service, a ministerium. In these days, when there seems to be more cooks on TV than in restaurant kitchens, it can be hard to understand what a cook really is and what is to be expected of her or him. It is a sign of these chaotic times. Here is the opinion and creed of the great Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi

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Olive Oil Science and Technology

At the request of Academician Emeritus, Prof. Claudio Peri, the Academy of Georgofili has approved the Official Rules of The Georgofili School of Olive Oil Science and Technology. The first aim of the School is educational: to improve the professional standards of people and organizations involved in all aspects of the olive oil chain, from olive tree cultivation to oil use in restaurants and food establishments

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Usa invests in bioenergy development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts as well as publishing the final rule for a program that provides incentives for farmers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable […]

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New perspectives for agriculture

The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change last 20th February in Paris. A subject worth to be faced in […]

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Split, VIII International Olive Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the VIII International Olive Symposium which will be held at the ConferenceHall of the Hotel Le Meridien Lav in Split (Croatia) from October 10 to October 14, 2016. Under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ishs) the Symposium […]

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International olive council: spectrophotometric investigation in the ultraviolet foreword

The method describes the procedure for performing a spectrophotometric examination of olive oil in the ultraviolet region

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Oil and the female body

An unpublished work by poet Guido Oldani, an autographed copy of which is now available with the Olio Officina almanac, celebrates olives, oil and women. The public attending the festival had the opportunity of listening to the poet reading a sonnet of great fascination and candour

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Trends in US imports of bulk and packaged olive oil

Two decades ago, US olive oil imports accounted for almost 30 pc of the world total. Now, they account for more than 38 pc. This issue looks at how imports have changed over time in terms of category breakdown and container size. Between 1993/94 and 2013/14, packaged product […]

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World market for olive oil and table olives

At the start of 2014/15 trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil got off to a good start in 2014/15 in the majority of the countries. In the first two months of the crop year (October and November 2014), imports were higher in Russia (+30 pc), Australia […]

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Country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs today. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late 2013, to come […]

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Upward trend for producer prices of extra virgin olive oil

Producer prices in Spain started to rise constantly in the second half of 2014. After breaking the three-euro barrier in the second week of December 2014, they continued upwards to reach €3.28/kg by the end of January 2015. This is the highest level yet in the period under […]

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Peak for producer prices of refined olive oil

Producer prices for refined olive oil moved in a similar upward direction in Spain and Italy from June 2014. In Spain they dipped slightly in the last two weeks of September 2014, then rallying to €2.82/kg by the end of January 2015, up by 46 pc on the […]

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Spain: new steps towards green economy

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, presided last Tuesday over the presentation of the Climate-Carbon Fund Projects in their call 2014 involved the launch of 42 new projects for gas reduction greenhouse in Spain. She stressed that “Climate Projects have shown, in the space […]

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Scholarships in the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil

As part of its technical assistance and training programme for 2015 the International Olive Council plans to award 20 scholarships for the university specialisation course in the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oil (university expert diploma) taught at the University of Jaén (Spain). The aim of the course […]

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Germany and global trade in fruit and vegetables

According to the latest figures from AMI, the agricultural market information service based in Bonn, a total of approximately 970 million tonnes of vegetables (excluding melons) and about 820 million tonnes of fruit (including melons) were produced worldwide in 2014. Production of both fruit and vegetables has risen […]

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US grants $16 million for food production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding to support research, education and Extension efforts to improve food production and increase food security, defined as regular access to affordable, nutritious food. NIFA […]

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EU facilitates Tunisian exports of olive oil

The European Commission has adopted a regulation that rearranges the monthly quota of olive oil originating in Tunisia between February 1 and October 31, 2015 to facilitate their export to the EU. This decision increases the total export potential for the months of February and March of 5000 […]

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Atlas of Italian oils

This book, the latest by Luigi Caricato, is printed by Mondadori, the most important publishing house in Italy. This illustrated volume analyzes Italy region by region, and also contains a chapter devoted to the 100 most representative oils of our country. The atlas was first launched at the 2015 Olio Officina Food Festival in Milan and will be released on February 1st

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The winners of the 2015 Forme dell’Olio contest

Puglia gets top marks for presentation packaging. The contest organized by Olio Officina, now at its second edition, has finally proclaimed the winners. The awards ceremony took place in Milan on Saturday January 24 during the Olio Officina Food Festival

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USA invests in next-generation bioenergy development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts as well as publishing the final rule for a program that provides incentives for farmers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable […]

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Korea and EU agree on certification of organic trade

The European Commission and the Republic of Korea announced that, from 1 February 2015, processed organic products certified in Europe or in South Korea may be sold as organic in either region. Until now a separate certification procedure has been necessary. Welcoming the announcement, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil […]

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New steps towards climate agreement worldwide

The roadmap to the 21st UN climate conference, in Paris (France) in December, was debated yesterday by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency and Commissioner Arias Cañete. The conference of parties (COP21) to the UN Convention on Climate Change aims to deliver a worldwide climate agreement to replace the Kyoto […]

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A survey on American organic production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off yesterday the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to certified organic production. “Total organic product sales […]

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Turning olive oil waste into energy to benefit rural economies

EU-funded researchers convert into heat olive oil waste and electricity to facilitate a profitable and sustainable agricultural production. A pilot plant that converts toxic waste from olive oil into heat and electricity was built on an olive farm in Andalusia. The plant, established in the BIOGAS2PEM-FC project European […]

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Art exhibition of masterpieces about food

Food in art, from the 17th century to Warhol. In Brescia, a “ten-course” exhibition tells the theme of Expo Milano 2015. From Da Campi to Baschenis, Ceruti to Figino, from Magritte to De Chirico, Manoni to Fontana to Warhol. These are just some of the masters that are […]

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Refined olive oil producer prices up in Spain and Italy

Producer prices for refined olive oil moved up in a similar upward direction in Spain and Italy from June 2014. In Spain they dipped slightly in the last two weeks of September 2014, then picking up again only to fall slightly to €2.66/kg by the end of December […]

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Upward trend for producer prices of extra virgin oil

In June 2014, producer prices of extra virgin oil in Spain started to rise constantly. In October the market seemed to be searching for equilibrium in that prices fell but in the following two months they reversed direction, reaching €3.12/kg by the end of December. This is the […]

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Olive oil market grows in the world

At the close of the 2013/14 crop year (October 2013–September 2014), imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil showed a season-on-season increase in the cases of Canada (+10 pc), the United States (+5 pc), Japan (+4 pc) and Australia (+1 pc) and decreases for China (-15 pc) […]

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General decrease in table olive market

At the end of the 2013/14 crop year (October 2013–September 2014) table olive imports increased by 5 pc in Brazil, 0.4 pc in Canada and 1 pc in Australia versus 2012/13 while they had dropped by 5 pc in the United States. The data for Russia are only […]

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US olive imports grow 5 pc higher

At the close of the 2013/14 crop year, imports by the United States, the world’s top importer of olive oil, totalled 312 557.80 t and were 5 pc higher than in 2012/13. EU countries recorded a 15-point gain in their share of the US total, which went up […]

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A special postal marking for oil

Poste Italiane will be present at the fourth Olio Officina Food Festival. All stamp collectors can have their mail cancelled with a special postal marking devoted to the culture of olive oil. Whoever is unable to attend this event can request the cancellation at the Post Office’s philatelic bureau during the following sixty days.

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Oil on four screens

At the Olio Officina Food Festival in Milan there will be a sensory room where one can experience the vivid emotions that arise when visiting an olive grove and mill.

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Sommariva’s hundredth birthday

100 is a large number. One hundred are the years that have passed since Domenico Sommariva established in 1915 his famous olive farm and mill in the plain of Albenga. Quality and culture are the key elements recurring throughout its history, a century devoted to olive oil.

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Spanish boom for agri-food and olive oil

Spanish agri-food transformed subsector improved its exports over October 2013 by 2.8% (in comparison with October 2010). This month, the most exported products are wine (276 million euros), pigmeat (246 million euros), olive oil (231 million euros) and tangerines (184 million euros). The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and […]

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EU asks comments on new rules for olive oil sales

The European Commission is inviting comments on new draft guidelines on the application of EU antitrust rules in the agricultural sector. After a reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), new specific rules apply to the sale of olive oil, beef and veal livestock and arable crops. […]

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33 million Euro for Greeks’ peach and nectarine losses

Direct compensation of 33 million Euro for Greek producers of peaches and nectarines was approved by the European Commission to compensate for loss of income in 2014 by the fall in prices caused by the war in Ukraine. The compensation will be paid according to the selling price […]

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New rules for GMO

New legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory, even if this is allowed at EU level, was passed by MEPs today. The legislation, informally agreed by Parliament and Council in December, was […]

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South Korea agreement on organic trade

The European Commission welcomes the announcement by South Korea that, from 1 February 2015, processed organic products certified in the EU may be sold as organic in South Korea. This is part of a bilateral arrangement on organic equivalency, for which the European Commission will finalise the EU […]

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Lucini Italia acquired by California Olive Ranch

California Olive Ranch, the largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the United States, announces its acquisition of Lucini Italia, a leading producer and importer of premium Italian extra virgin olive oils. In the equity transaction seller Molinos USA retains a significant minority share in the combined […]

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Olive oil excellence at Expo Milano 2015

The olive is a sturdy tree that requires little care. It was soon domesticated and many varieties were improved with successive hybridizations and grafts. To bear fruit, the olive tree takes from five to fifteen years from its birth to become truly flourishing and does so only in […]

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US market re-opens for imports of EU beef

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announced that the US will progressively re-open its market to exports of beef from the European Union, starting with the Republic of Ireland, from January 2015. This re-opening of the market is a welcome first step to abolish the disproportionate and […]

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Olivolo

In every corner of Italy there are towns and villages whose names evoke olive trees and oil. Then again in a country where, from North to South, olive oil has played a leading role in our history for over two millenniums, it couldn’t be otherwise. A small Venice island also pays tribute to this plant.

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International study on olive oil production costs

Commissioned and supervised by the management of the International Olive Council and coordinated by Maria Isabel Gómez from the IOC Statistics Department, in 2014 an international study has been led by two experts with a solid track record in the subject area, José María Penco and Juan Vilar, […]

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USA statement on avian influenza and trade

During the week of December 14, 2014, USDA confirmed two findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds in Washington State and in a small backyard poultry flock in Oregon. As a result of the findings, some countries have placed restrictions on U.S. poultry exports. OIE trade […]

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Tomato and oil at the conquest of UK

From this year the UK exceeds Germany and is the first European importer of Italian peeled tomato and pulp. In particular, the brand Cirio is the second brand of tomatoes in supermarkets, with a share of 5.7%, and one of 75% in weighted distribution. “In just one year, […]

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The fourth edition of the Olio Officina Food Festival will last three days

We have the pleasure of giving you a foretaste of all that is going to take place at this prestigious and celebrated event. A variety of topics will be analyzed during the festival

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Pinzimonio’s dish of friendship

Here is one quick and easy recipe, taken from cookbooks of Nicola Pantaleo's olive oil company located in Apulian Fasano, in Southern Italy. The ideal extra virgin olive oil to use? One with a medium intensity fruity taste, pleasantly bitter, spicy and harmonious.

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Spain promotes sustainable management of waste oils and fats

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment made a step forward in order to reduce the impact on the environment caused by waste from used cooking oils from the hotel, restaurant and catering sector and efficient models closure lifecycle of used cooking oils. Yesterday the Director General of […]

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Italian certified extra virgin olive oil on the rise

Increase of 2.1% in 2013 for the production of certified extra virgin olive oils after the fall of 2012. It appears from the report Ismea Qualivita presented yesterday in Rome in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture Maurizio Martina. Italy remains the world leader of the sector […]

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EU finds few pesticide residues in olive oil

Olive oil among the foods that contain the lowest pesticide residues within the EU legal limits. It emerges from of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) 2012 annual report on pesticide residues in food. The report is based on the analysis of almost 79,000 food samples carried out […]

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New labelling rules for food

From 13 December, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011 requires food businesses to provide allergy information on food sold unpackaged in, for example, catering outlets, deli counters, bakeries and sandwich bars or served in restaurants. There are also changes to existing legislation on labelling allergenic ingredients […]

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Growing demand of olive oil in China

By 2018, China will become the world`s largest consumer of imported food with a market valued at up to US$80 billion. According to forecasts by the Association of Food Industries, AFI, food imports in China will see a growth spurt for the next decade. This forecast seem to […]

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World olive oil balances 2013/15

Here is the balance of 2014-15 olive oil production in the world, compared with 2013-14 data. The estimates point to a 27 pc drop in world olive oil production, forecast at 2 393 000 t, and to a world olive oil consumption lower than 7 pc compared with the season before.

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Extra virgin oil producers’ quotations

Since June 2014, producer prices in Spain have been rising constantly. By the second week of September they had reached €2.74/kg. In October the market seemed to be searching for equilibrium in that prices fell but in November they reversed direction, moving up to €2.93/kg at the end […]

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Australia ready for economic boost with South Korea

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea will enter into force on 12 December 2014. “KAFTA’s entry into force at this time will mean that many Australian exporters will benefit from an immediate tariff cut by Korea, and a […]

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USDA announces “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced speakers for the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century,” to be held from Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va. The forum’s plenary speakers and sessions will take a global, modern look […]

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Southern Italy at your table

How does oil communicate? What were advertising campaigns like in the past? And nowadays? Our journey to discover the various approaches used to promote the sale and consumption of oil will start from Fasano, home of the Nicola Pantaleo company. And from a photo gallery.

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Ghana develops business in the vegetable sector

During the 2nd edition of Agrofood West Africa, starting last 2 December at the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana, new business opportunities in the vegetable area were set for this African nation. “Ghana’s local climate conditions are ideal for the production of tropical fruits and vegetables – […]

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Bio-business needs EU rules

European consumers are demanding more “bio”. As a matter of fact both surfaces and sales grow by 6 percent and EU organic sector is worth 18 billion Euros a year. One “green” trend linked to environmental sustainability but that needs uptodate rules. In this sense, the reform of […]

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Palm oil soon on labels

Many alimentary products do not mention palm oil. But from December 2014, the European legislation (Regulation EU n.1169 / 2011) will impose to show on the label all kinds of oils in food. There will not be, howevere, a specific labeling for trans fats. In any case, by […]

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Spanish olives increased exports in EU

According to Spanish Customs (Aduanas), from January to September 2014 exports of Spanish olives to the European Union countries grew by 12.13%, reaching 113,410 tons. France increased its sales up to 20.3 million kilos (+ 21.19%). Italy grew by 26.4 million kilos (+ 13.45%), then followed Germany and […]

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TTIP could help oil trade in US

What hampers olive oil trade in the United States, one of the richest markets for quality food? While discussion on TTIP goes on, here are some anticipations to Olio Officina from Paolo De Castro, coordinator of the Agricolture Committee of the European Parliament on this subject.

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Unesco Heritage for Zibibbo technique

Yesterday the General Assembly of Unesco unanimously inscribed for the first time a grape cultivation technique used on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria in its renowned World Heritage list. The “alberello” cultivation of grapes on the island has, in fact, shaped the landscape over time, creating one of […]

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Nano-tecnologies and cloned meat under tighter control

New rules for novel food, that is, any food that was not used for human consumption within the EU to a significant degree before 15 May 1997 (e.g. food with a modified molecular structure, microorganisms, fungi, algae, food obtained from cellular or tissue cultures, or insects). Draft plans […]

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Italy claims anti-refill measures all over Europe

Anti-refill measures to protect both quality and origin of oil in restaurants and inns? The obligation should be extended all over Europe. Agrinsieme comments positively on the regulation in the Community Law that comes into force just today: “The obligation of the cap “antirabbocco” for oils offered in […]

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Expo 2015 takes you to Van Gogh exhibition

If you are in Italy and, in particular, in Milan don’t miss a free guided tour of Vincent Van Gogh exhibition “L’uomo e la terra” (Man and earth – till 8th March 2015) at Palazzo Reale, offered by Expo Milano 2015, partner of the event. An exclusive opportunity […]

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From 25 November stop to oil refilling in Italy

After Spain, Italy introduces from 25 November 2014 obligation to use olive oils with anti-refilling caps in restaurants, pubs and inns according to the EU law 161/2014, published in the “Gazzetta Ufficiale” of November 10 and containing the new standards for transparency regarding oil served at the table. […]

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Italian-sounding

The Italian myth and how it is abused. The shelves of many shops in New York abound with explicit references to the homeland of Dante Alighieri and Luciano Pavarotti. Even street food often claims to have some link to our cuisine, or better, a generic and improbable "Italiano" food style. Be alert, so as to avoid imitations.

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OIV on Brettanomyces and on the role of sommelier

SOURCE: OIV – During the 12th General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), which met last 14 November in Mendoza (Argentina), 10 resolutions about oenological practices and theory were taken. Here are three main decisions agreed by 46 Member States, soon full texts will […]

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New steps forward to eradicate malnutrition

SOURCE: FAO – “The time is now for bold action to shoulder the challenge of Zero Hunger and ensure adequate nutrition for all”, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said yesterday in closing remarks to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome. “Malnutrition is the number […]

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Refined olive oil price movements in Spain and Italy

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL OLIVE COUNCIL – Good news for refined olive oil quotations.In Spain, the producer prices for refined olive oil started to move upwards from June 2014, then dipping slightly in the last two weeks of September 2014 and reaching €2.43/kg by the end of October 2014. This […]

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French government encourages sustainable catering

Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, signed last 18 November during the General Assembly of Restau’Co a “convention to draft a collective agreement” by the end of 2015 in order to improve the supply food in catering and strengthen sustainability. The network brings together […]

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Extra virgin oil: producer prices up

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL OLIVE COUNCIL – How much has extra virgin oil been paid in the three top EU producing countries? Since June 2014, producer prices for extra virgin oil in Spain have been rising constantly. By the second week of September they had reached €2.74/kg but the market […]

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Vegan organic food in vogue at Biofach 2015

SOURCE: BIOFACH – Seven million people in Germany lead a vegetarian way of life, 900,000 of them are vegans. BIOFACH in cooperation with VEBU, Berlin (D), is organizing the VEGAN World of Experience for the first time from 11-14 February 2015 in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg (Germany). About […]

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Japan and South Corea new champions of oil imports

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL OLIVE COUNCIL – At the close of the 2013/14 crop year, Japanese imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil totalled 56.218 t, recording 4 pc growth on the previous season – 92 pc of the aggregate tonnage came from European Union countries. For the first […]

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Canada leads oil market

Here are most recent datas from International Olive Council, the intergovernmental organisation that brings together olive oil and table olive producing and consuming stakeholders. A starting point to know trends in olive oil and table olive market 2013/14 and and new distribution opportunities.

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Latest news on vitiviniculture world market

SOURCE: OIV – During the 37th World Congress of Vine and Wine in Mendoza, on 10th of November, the OIV Director General, Jean-Marie Aurand presented a global overview of the vitinivinicultural sector and the latest release of the OIV’s Focus. The world’s total vineyard surface area (7519 mha) […]

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Tomorrow EU votes on rules for GMO

SOURCE: EU PARLIAMENT. On the 11th of November EU public health committee will vote new rules in order to allow or prohibit member states to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory. Work on the proposal already started in July […]

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Italy: oil production dip 35%, exports up

SOURCE: ISMEA – A cut of 35% for the production of olive oil in the campaign 2014/2015 due to particularly adverse weather conditions. From the first evaluation by Ismea incollaboration with the organizations Aifo, Cno, Unaprol and Unasco the production of olive oil is expected to fall this […]

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The most beautiful oils

Quality of the oil, presentation packaging and container. The second edition of "Le Forme dell'Olio", the international contest organized by Olio Officina, is set to start. Aim of the initiative is to promote and increase the quality of the presentation packaging, and encourage the companies to give greater care to this aspect.

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Tunisia announces record olive harvest and strong protective measures

The olive harvest will approach 280,000 tonnes this season, four times more than the previous one which was 70 thousand tons. It was revealed by Lassâad Lachaal, Minister of Agriculture in a statement on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Jawhara FM on the occasion of the celebration of […]

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Irrigaolivo helps sustainable irrigation in olive coltivation

The International Olive Council presented Irrigaolivo, a project in collaboration with ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas) that is being carried out in Morocco and Syria. Aimed at achieving rational water use through the application of new irrigation techniques, the four-years project has analysed plant […]

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Partnership between Italy and Greece for olive oil and table olives

SOURCE: CNO – New steps forward after the meeting of 23rd October in Athens between CNO (Consorzio Nazionale degli olivicoltori) members and some representatives of Greek cooperatives. The core of the discussion were common activities carried out by the partners within the frame of the EU Reg. 1220/11 […]

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New steps forward on rules of origin worldwide

SOURCE: WTO – Rules of origin are the criteria needed to determine the national source of a product. Their importance is derived from the fact that duties and restrictions in several cases depend upon the source of imports but there is wide variation in the practice of governments. […]

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Strangozzi & Meatballs by Lidia Bastianich

This is one of the most popular and recognized Italian dishes in America that is not eaten in Italy. Strange, you might say, but it is a dish that evolved from the kitchens of the early Italian immigrants in America. It has become one of the favorite recipes in Lidia’s Family Table. Here in America meat was abundant, unlike in Italy, so on Sunday the day of families gathering at the table, the sauce for the strangozzi was enriched with meatballs. What more can I say, except for mangia!

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€ 39 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products

SOURCE: EUROPEAN COMMISSION – The European Commission has today approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 77,4 million of […]

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Bad year for Croatian olive oil

Poor crop for local olive growers in Croatia after the record production in 2013. The rainy summer and low temperatures, the anticipated harvest in Istria and Dalmatia and, most of all, the attacks of olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) caused a decrease in olive quantities, thus olive oil […]

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Olive oil boom of imports from Spain

ISMEA PRESS RELEASE – With a record production of 1.8 million tonnes in 2013/14, Spain is sweeping this year on international markets for olive oil on foreign trade for the first six months of this year (Ismea based on Istat data). Even Italy, the largest market in the […]

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Organic crops spread in Andalusia

SOURCE: AGROINFORMATION – The General Director for Quality, Agro-Food Industry and Organic Production of the Government of Andalusia, Ana Romero, stressed that the organic farming sector continues to consolidate in Andalusia, with 806,726 hectares of land devoted to these crops, representing 54% of Spain’s total, and 9,931 operators, […]

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$50 million from China to FAO

FAO PRESS RELEASE – China announced last 15th of October a $50 million donation to FAO to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. “Food for all is a fundamental human right, upon which […]

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Lessons in coffee culture at the University by illycaffè

From 23 to 25 October 2014, during TriestEspresso Expo, illycaffè Italian brand organizes further insights in the world of coffee in its centre of excellence, the University of Coffee, teaching subjects from very different fields. A technical approach is taken to understanding more about the factors that influence […]

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International days in Meknes

Everything is ready in Morocco for the seventh edition of the Olive tree Mediterrean Days in Meknes, an international event organized by Agro-pôle Olivier with the International University of Andalusia and other partners. The theme is: “Quality, labeling, mediterranean diet and biomass: the heart of competitiveness and sustainable development of olive oil sector” (October 21 to 23). Not to miss!

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Triestespresso Expo leads the way for quality coffee trade

PRESS RELAEASE (ARIES) – Exquisitely dedicated to all espresso coffee businessmen and lovers, the 7th edition of TriestEspresso Expo announces a wide range of events and tastings from 23 to 25 October in Trieste, in northern Italy. This renowned trade show organized by Aries – Trieste Chamber of […]

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Business training opportunities for coffee managers

PRESS RELAEASE (ARIES) – How to develop successfully coffee business by improving sales network, optimizing the costs of logistics or exploiting the capacities of crowdfunding or the ones of lean roasting? TriestEspresso Expo fair will answer to all these needs with mini courses especially dedicated to coffee entrepeneurs […]

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The first coffee tasting in the biggest tourist cave in the world

PRESS REALEASE (ARIES) – Have you ever tried espresso coffee in a cave? If you come to Trieste don’t miss “Underground coffee”Friday 24 October at 5.30 pm. TriestEspresso Expo and Gruppo Cimbali will serve you an underground coffee in the Grotta Gigante, one of town’s main tourist attractions, […]

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Sophia Loren turns 80

The Italian screen icon recently revealed, with her usual spontaneity and naturalness, that the secret of her health and dazzling looks is the Mediterranean diet and its key ingredient, olive oil, which she often rubs into her skin to keep her complexion glossy and moisturized.

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Climate change: new global partnership at UN Climate Summit 2014

Worldwide attention on climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York last 23 September. New actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced by government, business, finance and civil society leaders at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York. The initiatives for finance, farming, […]

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From Wyoming a success in water enhancement

Water conservation is one of the main issues for agriculture in the future. A new proof of it comes from Laramie County in Wyoming (USA) thanks to the efforts of the district conservationist James Pike with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) who constantly encouraged farmers and […]

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USA empowers people to make healthy eating choices

USDA‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement last 29 September with Virginia […]

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California introduces new olive oil quality standards

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved grading and labeling standards for California olive oil, taking effect from 26 September 26, in time for the upcoming olive harvest season. The standards were recommended by the recently-formed California Olive Oil Commission – brought into existence by olive […]

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Oil wrestling

Do you know about oil wresting tournaments? In Turkey yağlı güreş is a national sport.

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What to look out for in vinegar

How to perceive top quality in a vinegar by its harmony, body and fragrance.

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Lentil Country Salad by Lidia Bastianich

Lentils are good in soup, pasta and I love making salads with them. This simple salad can be served warm or cold. It is always a welcoming dish since there is something so inviting about it" says Lidia Bastianich

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