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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New labelling laws for EVOO sold in Australia

New labelling laws for EVOO sold in Australia

From July 1, all extra virgin olive oil produced or sold in Australia must comply with new country of origin labelling laws. The new laws will make more clear that any non-Australian added ingredients are included by the use of...
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IOC’s three key objectives for Sydney meeting

IOC’s three key objectives for Sydney meeting

A meeting of the IOC was held in Sydney on Monday, May 28, following on from its 2017 agreement to encompass non-traditional producing countries, which now includes Australia. The International Olive Council was represented by Jaime Lillo, Deputy Executive Dir...
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Stronger standards will build consumer confidence: North American Olive Oil Association

Stronger standards will build consumer confidence: North American Olive Oil Association

The executive director of the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), Joseph R. Profaci, has called for stronger standards to ‘build consumer confidence in delicious and healthy olive oil’. He said that olive oil, a staple of the Mediterran...
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