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22 Jul 2024

Category: BUSINESS


Olive Oil from the Island of Šolta Now EU Protected

One more Croatian food product has been given geographical origin protection status from the European Union… The European Commission has approved the registration of another product name from Croatia as Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) – Šoltansko maslinovo ulje (Olive…


Greek chef wins world first prize for olive oil recipes

A Greek chef has been awarded the first prize for 2017 by the world renowned Italian guide for olive oil “FLOS OLEI”. The Greek restaurant of “Kapsaliana Village Hotel”, where winner Vasilis Leonidou is head chef, also won the award for best restaurant by “FLOS…


California Olive Oil Producers Extend Standards

The Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) is launching a voluntary sampling and testing program for smaller producers. Under the law that established the OOCC three years ago, olive oil handlers who produce 5,000 gallons or more per year are required to participate in the…


Turkey’s Recurrent Olive Oil Crisis

Turkey’s olive oil exports have decreased from 92,000 tons to just 7,000 thousand tons since the 2012/2013 season due to the increase in prices and other factors. Davut Er, the head of Olive Oil Exporters Union said that Turkey can’t compete in the foreign market…


5 Ways Olive Oil Can Improve Your Health

Olive oil has long been considered one of the healthiest fats, and new research is continuing to support this idea. In particular, a recent study found different qualities of extra-virgin olive oil can provide a variety of health benefits. And Healthline says extra-virgin varieties boast both better flavor…


Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Due to the popularity of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil sales have boomed over the last decade. But just when you thought you were making the healthy choice by pouring extra virgin Italian olive oil on your salad, we discover your oil may be counterfeit….


Morocco Ranks in Top Five of World Olive Oil Producers

Morocco is the fifth largest producer and exporter of olive oil worldwide.  It is also among the top three countries with the lowest cost to produce. Morocco’s average olive oil has reach an annual production 140,000 tons.  This figure represents an  87 percent increase as…