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Aci Food Law Forum: GMO labeling blues, Nutrition Facts delays, daily values and de-fortification, and will the FDA ever nail down natural?

Will the July 2018 deadline for compliance with the new Nutrition Facts panel stand? Will federal GMO labeling regulations stop GMO-related lawsuits? And will the FDA nail down ‘natural’ anytime soon? FoodNavigator-USA headed to the American Conference Institute (ACI) food law and reg
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Company develops microbeads from olive pomace

A British based company has replaced ocean destroying plastic microbeads with milled olive stones in an environmentally friendly hand wash made from ground olive kernels. You can read more about value-adding olive waste in the June edition of Olivegrower & Processor. Company Devel
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2017 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards, with organisers preparing for another highly competitive event. Last year saw the 20th anniversary of the competition, marked by a change of name and a number of new classes. The changes saw a dramatic increase in entries
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2017 Australian International Olive Awards

Australia’s competition scene has now gone global, with the announcement of the inaugural Australian International Olive Awards. Replacing the Australian National Olive Competition, the AOA’s annual competition this year becomes an international event, including oil and table olive en
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New FTA with Peru opens gateway to Latin America

The government has launched negotiations to open new markets to Australian farmers through a free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru.  Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said that the industries expected to benefit from the agreement included the kangaroo meat industry, beef, horticultu
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Slow Food Hunter Valley leader Amorelle Dempster makes potato and beef curry at Maitland produce market

It started with Hunter region olive oil meeting a hot pan. Then the East Maitland potatoes, spices, curry leaves, Mount Vincent eggplant, and coconut milk helped create a sizzling aroma that only beef and potato curry can do justice. What a great recipe! Not only specifying fresh, loc
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The good oil on EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Recently I was presented with a menu that offered bread served with EVOO. My companion immediately queried this acronym. I hesitated and then realised it is, of course, the ‘now’ term for extra virgin olive oil.  What do we like best about this article? The lines: “So how do we avoid
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Opera House love affair kept going with bicarb and olive oil

Keeping the Sydney Opera House healthy and clean is an act of love by Steve Tsoukalas for the “other woman” in his life. Over the past 12 years, the 72-year-old cleaner and maintenance guru has been responsible for a green cleaning revolution at the Opera House by pioneeri
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New Country of Origin Food Labelling laws – free webinar for businesses

The ACCC is running a free webinar for Australian food businesses, looking at the new Country of Origin Food Labelling (CoOL) Information Standard. ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper will join representatives from peak industry groups for the webinar, which will focus on the practic
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