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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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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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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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IOC intensifies collaboration with FAO

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

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Panel, new pandemic regulations

Approved by written procedure. The EU gave its approval but requested it be reviewed in the future

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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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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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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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Uzbekistan: the 18th member of the International Olive Council?

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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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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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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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Madrid, meeting of the technical commission of experts on laboratory testing

The technical expert commission for laboratory control met on 3 February 2020 a the headquarters of the International Olive Council in Madrid

 

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Sidney, World Congress on Oils and Fats 2020 and 28th ISO TC34 SC11 meeting

The 'World Congress on Oils and Fats 2020' was held in Australia from 9 to 12 February 2020. The International Olive Council was represented by Jaime Lillo López, the Deputy Executive Director, and Mercedes Fernández Albaladejo, the Head of the Standardisation and Research Unit

 

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The IOC and CIHEAM-IAMZ met to establish the advanced course on the monitoring and surveillance of olive pathogens

The course will take place at the IAMZ Zaragoza from 30 November to 4 December 2020

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Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina visits the Ioc

The Executive Director informed the Ambassador about the mission of Ioc and its activities, as well as the benefits that the adhering members get in terms of expertise and technical cooperation

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