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Olive Oil Sensory Master Course

An Olive Oil Sensory Master Course is being held in Geelong on 10-11 November 2017, run by the IRTA and Modern Olives. The course has been designed to: learn more about negative and positive attributes, focussing on both identification and intensity scoring; gain a better understandin
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AOA Membership Renewals – are you paid up?

It’s AOA Membership renewal time – have you paid yours yet? All membership invoices have now been mailed out, so if you haven’t received yours, please contact Lisa via [email protected] or ph (0)8 8573 6545 and let her know. As a financial member, you are doing your
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West Terrace Cemetery’s homegrown olive oil

Adelaide Cemeteries Authority’s Robert Pitt wants you to think differently about cemeteries, and he’s starting by bringing a piece of them into your kitchen.
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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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First exports of perishable goods flown out of Canberra Airport to Singapore

In what could be a game-changer for producers throughout the national capital region, the first shipment of local perishable produce on Wednesday night flew direct to Singapore from Canberra Airport.
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After class action suit, olive oil firm obtains USDA quality seal

Gourmet Factory is hoping a big investment in its future will pay off. The Hauppauge wholesaler of oils and Mediterranean foods invested nearly a year and more than $200,000 to obtain a voluntary USDA quality monitoring seal designed to assure consumers its olive oil is authentic.
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Chef Deniz Zembo’s olive oil explorations

Olive oil is an important ingredient in any kitchen but good chefs know exactly how to pair the right oil with a dish to enhance its flavors. For Croatian chef Deniz Zembo, olive oil is an essential ingredient in his culinary creations that even offers the scope to innovate and experi
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You can eat healthy without ditching taste. Just follow these top 5 tricks

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating meals that are bland. Here are five ways to make your comfort food more nutritious while retaining its deliciousness. Number 1 is – you guessed it!
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European exporters to benefit from collapse of US import tax proposal

On Thursday, congressional Republicans in the United States dropped a proposal for a 20% tax on imported goods as part of a broader tax reform plan. The Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would have put European olive oil producers at a competitive disadvantage in relation to their American
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