Olive oil should have a 5-star health rating

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...
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Table Olive Conference in Barossa Bolsters Industry Growth

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 p...
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End of an era for Cradle Coast Olives

End of an era for Cradle Coast Olives

Australia’s olive oil industry is a little poorer today with the news that Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Olives has been sold.
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Australian laboratory loses international accreditation for sensory testing

Australian laboratory loses international accreditation for sensory testing

Australian olive oil growers must look further afield for official Extra Virgin certification if they require it this year. The only tasting panel in Australasia trained in International Olive Council (IOC) procedures which has been used to certify olive oils....
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Olives feature in Buy Queensland First initiative

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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Radio host finds out about Australian extra virgin olive oil

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....
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Cradle Coast Olives Best of Show at AIO Awards

Cradle Coast Olives Best of Show at AIO Awards

Tasmanian producer Cradle Coast Olives has taken the coveted Best EVOO of Show title at the 2018 Australian International Olive Awards, earning the judges’ highest score for its “Essence of the Cradle” South Australian Verdale varietal extra virgin olive...
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Squeaky Gate makes a lot of noise

Squeaky Gate makes a lot of noise

Australian family owned Squeaky Gate Growers Co has used homegrown humour in its latest olive oil campaign to celebrate real food and the people behind the squeaky gates. Enlisting the comedic talents of Jean Kittson to play Kerryn, a bold...
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OliveCare® announces new best-before requirements

OliveCare® announces new best-before requirements

Australian extra virgin olive oils awarded the OliveCare ® seal will be issued with maximum 18 month best-before dates unless producers pay for extra testing. The OliveCare® program has announced how their signatories can apply best-before dates on their l...
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