Category: News

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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Greek Olive Oil Gets New Exemption From US Tariffs

Feb 19, 2020 The United States Trade Representative extended the exemption status of Greek olive oil from tariffs imposed on imported E.U. agricultural products after it was first excluded from the sanctions regime in October 2019. The revised list of E.U. products under sanctions also excludes other Greek products from import taxes, like cheese,...

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MED DIET TOPS 2020 LIST

Source US NEWS & WORLD REPORTS The Mediterranean diet was named the best dietary regimen in the US News & World Report’s annual list which is compiled by a panel of nutritionists, diabetes specialists, heart health and weight loss experts. It was the third consecutive year the diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables and...

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