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New chemical permit for olive use

The following permit has been   issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA): Previously held by the former NRIA, the permit expired in September and the new permit is held by the AOA. A full list of current chemical permits and label registrations fo
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Tasmanian olive oil producers strike gold

It’s clear Tasmania produces quality olive oil, with growers collecting 20 medals at the annual Australian Olive Association awards. Tasmanian Olive Council president Christine Mann, from award-winning Glendale Olives at White Hills, said the state had 21 entries and walked away with
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Five claims about coconut oil put to the test

How well do claims about coconut oil’s supposed benefits as a ‘superfood’ stack up to scientific scrutiny? Nutritionist and author Rosemary Stanton delivers her verdict.
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Enjoying your weekly Friday Olive Extracts?

We hope you’re all enjoying your weekly edition of Friday Olive Extracts (FOE), bringing all the latest industry news and events to your Inbox in an even more timely manner. THE place to share olive industry news and last-minute event reminders, the 2017 weekly format has been another
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ICC Sydney partners with ALTO Olives

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and local producer ALTO Olives have partnered to create an exclusive blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). More great promotion of Australian EVOO, particularly Panetta’s comments about the health benefits.
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Free CSIRO food label help

Need some food labelling know-how? CSIRO is hosting free interactive online workshops from around the country until November 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to have a free one-on-one meeting with the presenters for a product assessment and discussion about their business needs
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$10K plus for food start-ups

Food starts-ups are currently being sought for the Australian Chobani Food Incubator program. Combining Monash University’s Food Innovation Centre facilities, supporting new product development, innovation and quality, with Chobani’s expertise in sales, marketing and customer engageme
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Food-waste map survey

CSIRO is investigating producing products/ingredients from potentially lost produce and by-products obtained on-farm and during processing. It is seeking national data to map the amounts of losses in specific locations. The data could be used to create value-adding regional hubs and p
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Focus Grove Field Days yield timely advice

The final Olives NZ Focus Grove Project Field Day will be held at Olives on the Hill, Mangawahi next Monday. ONZ EO Gayle Sheridan said that more than 100 people have already attended across the regions, with numbers ranging from 12 to 30+, and much has been learned by all involved. “
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