Boundary Bend to trial olive leaf extract exports to US

Boundary Bend to trial olive leaf extract exports to US

Boundary Bend, Australia’s largest olive producer, intends to make a splash in the US market with antioxidant-rich extracts from fresh olive leaves. Boundary Bend’s line of olive leaf extracts is standardised to different levels of oleuropein, one of the bitter...
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Olive oil processing and quality development course winners announced

Olive oil processing and quality development course winners announced

Two readers of The Olive Review were given an opportunity to apply for sponsorship to the Olive Oil Processing and Quality Development Course to be held from April 12 – April 13 at Manzanillo Grove, Drysdale, Vic. The winners of the...
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Olive oil testing explained

Olive oil testing explained

From Amanda Bailey In the industry at the moment there seems to be confusion about olive oil tests.  What tests are required and what does all the terminology mean? Harvest time is a busy time for growers and processors alike. However,...
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NZ processing practices seminar registration open

NZ processing practices seminar registration open

Registration is open for Olives New Zealand’s “How processing practice impacts on quality and quantity” seminar. The seminar will be held in Auckland on 9-10 April 2018. Internationally-acclaimed expert Pablo Canamasas will run the seminar, following ent...
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Queensland outback olive oil shines in LA

Queensland outback olive oil shines in LA

Australian olive growers talent-spotted at a Farming Together event have claimed a top international award for their oil. Karen and Bill McLennan submitted a sample of their Sommariva olive oil to a taste-training day at Toowoomba event in December. The...
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Australian consumer attitudes to olive oil research project

Australian consumer attitudes to olive oil research project

A research project at Deakin University aims to better understand Australian consumer attitudes and preferences for olive oil. The project is being conducted by Dr Sara Cicerale, with the assistance of Professor Russell Keast and Dr Gie Liem. Dr Cicerale&#8...
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Australian kalamata olives still acceptable in Japan

Australian kalamata olives still acceptable in Japan

Japan has decided that it won’t allow the European Union to claim ­kalamata olives as its own, instead determining that kalamata is both a region in Greece and a variety of olive. The EU has recently been negotiating a trade deal...
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IOC flags big increase in consumption of Australian olive oil

IOC flags big increase in consumption of Australian olive oil

The IOC has released figures for Australian production, consumption, import and export of olive oil from 1990 to 2017. The figures show that the Australian olive industry is growing at a healthy rate. Key figures are: Production has increased by...
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Record entries for Fleurieu Food Olive Awards

Record entries for Fleurieu Food Olive Awards

The 2017 Fleurieu Food Olive Awards attracted 104 entries, using olive products grown or made on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Eighty entries were olive oil, 18 entries were table olives and 6 were olive products. Oil entries were almost double previous...
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Olive growers hungry for oil know-how

Olive growers hungry for oil know-how

Olive producers from across Australia are finding a common meeting point through a Farming Together-backed project. The Queensland Olive Council project was a successful recipient of a Farming Together, Farmer Group Project grant and will use the almost $67,0...
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