Category: News

MEDITERRANEAN DIET ROUNDTABLE AT NOTRE DAME

After being derailed by the pandemic, the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) reconvened at the University  of Notre Dame this month to remind its audience of the healthful benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. (https://mdrproject.com/about-us/#team). The leading Dining Services from the University of Massachusetts and Yale showed how the menus they construct...

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A PANDEMIC HARVEST

Not much to say during a year lost to the pandemic restrictions and concerns. We had to put our Farmers Market business on hold; same with our bulk sales of EVOO to colleges and universities. But olives produced their oil, as they do every year. They were affected by the...

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COVID-19: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing college and university dinning services to look for ways to avoid contagious contact among students and staff. Procurement needs to be rethought and service redesigned. Producers are challenged to provide individual servings in large quantities. Quality, Sustenance and product Transparency could be compromised. Costs will...

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Olive Oil Standard of Identity Regulation

Source: North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), whose members represent the majority of olive oil sold in the United States, today filed a standard of identity petition (“Industry Petition”) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Such a standard would eliminate confusion among consumers and promote...

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US Olive Oil Imports & Consumption

Source: International Olive Oil Council For another year Americans raised their olive oil consumption, reaching 1.1 liters per person. Still, around 75 million Americans never use olive oil in their food. Total consumption last year reached 366,000 tons, with local production steady at 16,000, imports of 356,000 and re-exports of...

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