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Olive oil should have a 5-star health rating

Despite overwhelming evidence, the Australian Health Star Rating System (HSR) plans to rank Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 4 stars and Canola Oil and Sunflower Oil 5 stars. The 5-year review of the Australian Health Star Rating System (HSR) closes…

Table Olive Conference in Barossa Bolsters Industry Growth

Olive producers and processors from Australia and New Zealand recently gathered at the recent 2019 Table Olive Processing for Quality & Taste Course. The course, which was held in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, covered the latest developments in processing techniques….

Tony and Carol O'Neill with awards received at the 2015 Australian National Oil Show.
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Cherry, lemon & olive oil Visitandine (financiers)

Traditional visitandine (or financiers) were originally made by the Visitandine order of nuns in the Middle Ages. They were popularised in Paris’s financial district because they could be stored in a pocket for long periods without being crushed. Other stories says…

olive oil tasting glasses

Olives feature in Buy Queensland First initiative

The CEO of the Queensland Olive Council, Amanda Bailey, spoke at the launch of the Buy Queensland First initiative today. Buy Queensland aims to ensure local businesses, jobs and better social outcomes are front and centre when tax payer dollars are…

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Olives on tree

Radio host finds out about Australian extra virgin olive oil

Ray Hadley, Sydney’s 2GB radio host, recently spoke with Amanda Bailey about Australian extra virgin olive oil in his morning show. Amanda is the president of the Queensland Olive Council. She was in Sydney to promote the Council’s recent research…