Daily Archives: January 30, 2014

  • Foods research company given UK olive oil import analysis contract

    Research company in Gloucestershire has won a major contract to analyze olive oil imported into the UK.

    Food and drink consultancy Campden BRI will carry out analysis at its state-of-the-art laboratories in Chipping Campden after tougher regulations were brought in to deter illegal imports into the country.

    Campden BRI will analyze the chemical composition of the different lipid components of the oil to determine what grade of olive oil it is – for example, whether it is Extra Virgin or Virgin olive oil.

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    Research company in Gloucestershire has won a major contract to analyze olive oil imported into the UK. Food and drink consultancy Campden BRI will carry out analysis at its state-of-the-art laboratories in Chipping Campden after tougher regulations were brought in to deter illegal... 
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  • Guala Closures Extends Olive Oil Offering

    Guala Closures Group has launched a trio of olive oil closures which use patented, cutting-edge technology to give the perfect pour, prevent re-filling and preserve the product’s quality and provenance.

    Following the recent new laws (particularly the compulsory use of non-refillable closures in Spain’s HoReCa sector*) the Verso, Alusnap Olio and Olio 1031 have been developed by engineers at Guala Closures – the market leader for olive oil closures – to safeguard consumption of the product, with the latter two using expertise and valve systems originally applied to the company’s anti-counterfeiting devices for spirits.

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    Guala Closures Group has launched a trio of olive oil closures which use patented, cutting-edge technology to give the perfect pour, prevent re-filling and preserve the product’s quality and provenance. Following the recent new laws (particularly the compulsory use of non-refillable... 
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  • Olive Oil sales up from Greece, Morocco; down from Argentina, Australia

    Greece’s exports rose from 5,531 to 7,492 tons and its market share went from 1.7 to 2.5 percent while Morocco went from 4,961 to 6,971 tons and from 1.6 to 2.3 percent respectively.

    However Argentina went from about 9,090 to 5,510 and Australia from 1,985 to just 218 tons.

    The vast majority – 64 percent – of olive oil imported by the US last season was in the virgin category – which also accounted for most of the six percent decline in overall volume – while a third was in the “olive oil” category and 4 percent was olive pomace oil. read more oliveoiltimes

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    Greece’s exports rose from 5,531 to 7,492 tons and its market share went from 1.7 to 2.5 percent while Morocco went from 4,961 to 6,971 tons and from 1.6 to 2.3 percent respectively. However Argentina went from about 9,090 to 5,510 and Australia from 1,985 to just 218 tons. The... 
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  • Olive oil fraud still going strong in Canada

    Olive oil fans beware: Your beloved and expensive fruity tasting oil might be nothing more than soybean oil mixed with olive oil.

    Much of the olive oil manufactured in Italy is cut with soybean oil or other cheaper oils and mixed with beta-carotene and chlorophyll to disguise the taste and flavor, Tom Mueller, who runs the blog Truth in Olive Oil, has uncovered.

    The fraudulent oils are then exported with inaccurate labels to countries like Canada, ultimately leading the consumer to believe they are spending more money for a premium grade olive oil.

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