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’s research interests include...
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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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NSW DPI olive oil testing lab rated one of the best in the world

NSW DPI olive oil testing lab rated one of the best in the world

A Wagga testing facility that determines the quality of olive oil has been rated as one of the best in the world. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) olive oil testing team earned the praise after almost two decades of...
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Strategic alliance to promote more Aussie products to China

Strategic alliance to promote more Aussie products to China

The Australian Made website reports that the Australian Made Campaign has formed a strategic alliance with AuMake to promote locally made and grown products to daigou and Chinese tourists. The Australian Made Campaign administers and promotes Australia’s co...
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The many ways to certify extra virgin olive oil

The many ways to certify extra virgin olive oil

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and the phrase is also true for extra virgin olive oil. There are possibly four ways that you can determine whether a product labelled ‘extra virgin olive oil’ is what it...
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Choice tests 73% of Australian supermarket olive oils as extra virgin

Choice tests 73% of Australian supermarket olive oils as extra virgin

Choice magazine’s latest round of testing of supermarket olive oils claims that only 63% of local and imported olive oil brands can be classified as extra virgin. The market survey testing was undertaken in July 2017. Fifty products labelled as...
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Showcase your olive products to the world

Showcase your olive products to the world

The Australian Food Catalogue is an online guide to export-ready Australian food and beverage products. An initiative of Food Innovation Australia Ltd, the purpose of the online catalogue is to connect international buyers with export capable food and bevera...
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