Really so scandalous and sublime the olive oil world?
In a period of global communication, also a little local news could have enormous commercial impacts. A book also more. Could the consumers be educated by scandals?
Bitter, spicy and hot. Perception depends on these molecules
Could the organoleptic exam for commercial classification be replaced by chemical analysis? Only one step is missing, the correlation with flavor intensity
The battle between Australia and the International Oil Council
The standards of the Australian olive oils confuse the consumers and hamper commerce. The IOC seeks for the help of Codex alimentarius and WHO to isolate Australia
Outlook on olive oil production in Mediterranean area
Good performance in all countries, in particular in Tunisia and Turkey. The passing of the demand for olive oil supply will be probably a remember of the past campaign
The cold and extreme climate olive culturing
Reportage from Piedmont, in the North of Italy. This is not a peripheral region of the oil world; people from there are working for a solid future of their oil production. They also have a Consortium for the regulation of their production procedures. We can expect great things from them
Gray future for the Spain of oil
The summer ended with a series of negative records that shade long shadows on the imminent oil season
Glass, PET, tin plate or stainless steel?
A lot of materials can be used to package extra virgin olive, but these have different proprerties. More options has ever, but glass is still the best, despite its fragility
Sensorial analysis of table olives: where are we?
The International Oil Council has defined guidelines to evaluate not only olive oil, but also table olives, through sensorial analysis. Andrea Giomo describes the newly introduced innovative methodologies as part of a regulatory framework
Fake made in Italy oils under screening by Iasma
An agreement to identify the fake Italian extra virgin oils on the shelves has been approved. It will help in directing the inspections. Why not using the panels as well?
An ID for each oil, to defend origin and genuineness
Starting with the study of oil behavior under thermal variations, all the necessary knowledge on “differential calorimetry”: an important technique to verify the different behavior of different oil. The purpose? To identify possible frauds
Turkey plunges into the Olive Oil
Turkey aims at the leadership in the Middle East and at becoming the second world producer of Olive oil after Spain. Here are the plans of the Turkish Oil Council
New oil during the summer
The last 17th of June Cryo Oil was presented in Italy, a frozen extra virgin olive oil, born from an idea of Donato Creti. A group of oil producers from Tuscany agreed on the production rules
Greece fights against the adulterated oil
This is how Greece reacted against a scandal that could make a terrible damage to the image of the Greek oil in the strategic American market
Olive oil world celebrates second-best harvest ever
In the last IOC market newsletter the data and the trends of 2010/11. In 20 years production climbed: +112%
Beauty and goodness of olive oils
A six millennium long history, but extra virgin olive oil is only 50 years old, as it was established in Italy in 1960. Nicola Pantaleo, heir to a family of oil entrepreneurs, recalls the out of time fashion of oil
Celebration of the Union olive-oil at the fifth edition of Olio Capitale
Great success of public and good business for the exhibitors of the oil event which is undisputed leader in Italy once again, also thanks to its trendiness. In Trieste the “Manifesto for the resurgence of Italian Oil” was launched
The winners and the finalists of the Olio Capitale Contest
The winners are two organic extra virgin oils from Sicily and one organic oil from Tuscany. A Spanish farm from Jean obtained the highest ranks from the consumer and the restaurateur panels. It is worth think about these results