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  • NSW DPI olive oil panel back in action - Olive oil producers can have their 2020 harvest classified now that the NSW DPI sensory panel has been reconvened after COVID-19 temporarily forced it to shut down.
  • How do Australian oils compare? - We all know that Australian olive oils are world class, but you might be surprised to find out just how good they really are.
  • 2019 WA Olive Awards winners announced - The winners of the awards were announced at a dinner held on Saturday, October 12. More than 70 people attended the dinner to celebrate the 2019  competition. Chief Steward, Anj Walla, said the competition this year was ‘truly amazing’. There were 22 Bronze Medal Winners, 38 Silver Medal Winners & 19...
  • How to produce table olives safely: a new book - How to process olives straight from the tree. This booklet explains in simple terms what is involved in making a food safe product.
  • Extra virgin olive oil misses out on Health Star upgrade - Olive oil has been short-changed within Australia’s Health Star Rating (HSR) system despite a five-year review of the program. It’s prompted the Australian Olive Association (AOA) to call for a regulated exemption of edible oils from the HSR system. The AOA has long pushed the benefits of extra virgin olive...
NSW DPI staff Asumi Willis, Belinda Taylor and Kerrie Graham learn how to classify the sensory aspects of olive oil during the intensive three-week training course.

NSW DPI olive oil panel back in action

Olive oil producers can have their 2020 harvest classified now that the NSW DPI sensory panel has been reconvened after COVID-19 temporarily forced it to shut down.
Oil drops

How do Australian oils compare?

We all know that Australian olive oils are world class, but you might be surprised to find out just how good they really are.

Research

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Pot of sofrito sauce

Cooking vegetables in olive oil boosts anti-inflammatory properties

New research has found that cooking vegetables using the sofrito method enhances their anti-inflammatory properties.
Green glass bottles

Greenish glass helps olive oil last longer on supermarket shelves

Recent research conducted at the University of Pisa shows that storing extra virgin olive oil in greenish glass can help to slow down or even prevent degradation during retail storage. The researchers found th...