Olive Oil

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Researchers battle to combat ‘olive leprosy’ in Italy

By Oliver Morrison

Olive oil brand Filippo Berio has teamed up with Italy’s National Research Council to investigate ways to make olive trees more resilient to pests such as the so-called olive leprosy as well as future-proof the industry.

Brussels Bulletin: EU signs deal with China to tackle counterfeits

Brussels Bulletin: EU signs deal with China to tackle counterfeits

By Oliver Morrison

This latest edition of FoodNavigator's Brussels Bulletin covers the EU's accord with China to protect products which have a specific geographical origin. Elsewhere, the EU steps in to protect the saturated olive oil market and invests €240 for...

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Italian court quashes €0.5m Lidl olive oil fine after appeal

By Niamh Michail

An Italian appeal court has quashed Lidl's €0.5 million fine over its extra virgin olive oil that sensory panels flagged as virgin oil, in a case that highlights the importance of control checks throughout the supply chain, a food law expert says.


FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Bruker reveals focus for applied markets

By Joseph James Whitworth

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

Tunisia’s exports could compensate for disappointing harvests seen in olive oil producing countries like Italy, where a strain of fruit fly has caused major damage to olive groves. ©iStock

Tunisian olive oil industry boosted by €5m loan

By Will Chu

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will loan €5m to Tunisia’s olive oil producers to support the sector’s development and bolster economic growth.

Olive oil quality is the subject of an investigation in Italy

Italy investigating olive oil fraud allegations

By Joseph James Whitworth

Italy’s antitrust agency is investigating seven olive oil producers due to concerns about the quality of products supposed to be the ‘extra virgin’ variety.  

Europe set to increase imports of Tunisian olive oil

Europe set to increase imports of Tunisian olive oil

By Nathan Gray

The European Commission (EC) has set out plans that will offer increased temporary access for Tunisian olive oil to the EU market, in a bid to help support Tunisia's economic recovery.


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