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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.

Olive oil testing

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…

cover of book Table Olives & AS/ISO22000
classic sofrito sauce

Classic sofrito

It's easy to make a classic sofrito-style sauce full of healthy polyphenols from olive oil and vegetables. Sofrito is a basic tomato sauce that is made all over Spain. It's easy to put together—simply sauté tomatoes, onions, garlic, and green peppers in…

Pot of sofrito sauce
Oil drops

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…