Category: News

ITALY CRACKS DOWN ON OLIVE OIL FRAUD

NEWS, March 3, 2016 Italian lawmakers voted to toughen penalties for olive oil fraud. Both houses of Parliament recommended that the government ensure criminal law prevail over administrative sanctions in cases of commercial fraud. It took the CBS 60 Minutes report on the Italian Food Mafia (http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/agromafia/)earlier this year, to...

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GOOD HARVEST YEAR

The official estimate by the European Union of the 2015/16 Olive Oil Harvest calls for 2,049,600 metric tons of output, up 42% from last year’s dismal harvest of 1,433,600 metric tons. Global output is estimated at 2,900,000 metric tons, up 22% according to the International Olive Oil Council. This will...

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REFILL RATE SKYROCKETS

COMPANY NEWS, 12 OCT ‘15 The Port Royal Farmers Market is where customer reaction to the Corvus products is tested every Saturday. There are currently two EVOOs on offer in newly bottled or refill portions. A new record was broken on 10/10/2015, when 27 out of the 32 customers at...

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BLOOMBERG ON GREEK OLIVE OIL

August 2015, News Greece is home to more than 520,000 olive growers, many of whom rely on traditional methods such as handpicking the fruit. Cold pressing, where a machine crushes the olives to extract the oil without the aid of heat or chemicals, is the norm. This qualifies four-fifths of...

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NEW SHIPMENT

Olive Oil Selections’ latest shipment landed on the Charleston docks in late June. It consists of three EVOOs: Its own cooperative Lakonia Koroneiki and neighboring Athenolia varietals, plus a first time partnership with a newly established coop from Crete with Koroneiki orchards grown at altitude. It includes red wine vinegar...

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