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Co-op ridiculed over “meaningless” olive oil label

The Co-op has been mocked for a “meaningless” label on its bottles of own-brand olive oil, which has gone viral online. The label contains just 31 words but devotes 11 of them either to “oil” or “olive”. The resulting gibberish has been condemned by plain English campaigners and an im
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The Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization from Spain (INTERACEITUNA), the European Union and Michelin-Starred Chef José Andrés partner to deliver a tasty message to US consumers

The European Union, together with the Spanish Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization, INTERACEITUNA, and Michelin-starred chef and internationally-recognised culinary innovator, José Andrés, announced a new campaign to deliver a tasty message to US consumers – “A tasty mess
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Mediterranean diet ‘can almost halve risk of becoming obese’

A Mediterranean diet can almost halve your risk of becoming obese, a landmark study has found. The diet rich in vegetables, nuts, grains and olive oil slashes the likelihood of you getting too fat by 43%. Even without doing any more exercise, people can dramatically cut their risk of
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Olive oil producers from small Croatian island strike gold, together

Olive oil producers from the Croatian island of Šolta joined forces to submit a single entry to NYIOOC 2017, winning a Gold Award and placing its Šoltansko maslinovo ulje on the world stage. Olive Oil Producers from Small Croatian Island Strike Gold, Together  
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Change the olive oil tasting glass? Some see red

To conduct a sensory evaluation of an olive oil sample, an analyst will smell it, then taste it, but one should never consider the color of the oil, which has no bearing on its quality and should not be a factor when determining its organoleptic characteristics. Change the Olive Oil T
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Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.
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For Spain’s ‘La Olivilla,’ winning top award, restoring nature go hand in hand

Five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain saw their 500-year old olive trees slowly dying. They took courses in organic farming and decided to work together to restore their groves, produce high-quality olive oil and establish a model of environmental
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Oldways: ‘It’s time we stopped tying ‘healthy’ to a formula of nutrients divorced from actual foods’

“If we were looking for an easy answer and widespread agreement on the definition of ‘healthy,’ we didn’t find it [at a public meeting last month],” observed the FDA in a blog post this week. So could it seriously consider banning the word from food labels altogether, as several comme
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2017 ONZ Certification opens next week

All ONZ grower members should now have received Certification documentation, with submissions open from 29 May onwards. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your oil wear the trusted OliveMark quality guarantee. Documentation is also available here , along with more information on ONZ C
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