Daily Archives: June 22, 2014

  • The IOC announces grants for technical cooperation and promotion

    The International Olive Council (IOC) has announced grants for technical cooperation and organization of promotional and scientific events related to olive oil and table olives carried out in member countries.

    In both calls, the IOC has reported on its website that the deadline for the receipt of applications by its Executive Secretariat will be July 15th.

    According to the agency, the proposed initiatives should have a clear promotional value from the advocacy and technical cooperation point of view. It also has to be in line with the objectives set by the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives.

    In the case of promotional activities, these subsidies will be granted to events or actions that take place between September 1st 2014 and March 31st, 2015 and its objective will be to provide financial support for initiatives aimed at increasing knowledge on the quality of olive products in both the public and the scientific community and encourage cooperation between all members of the IOC.

    Also, the activities can be educational and information campaigns or scientific seminars showing the chemical and organoleptic features of olive products as well as their nutritional and healthy properties.

    Specifically, initiatives chosen for funding will have to be related in particular to the organization of seminars, exhibitions, symposia and workshops; information points at food and nutrition fairs; the creation of promotional materials (brochures, CDs, books, etc.); and inviting international experts to participate in organized activities.

    The purpose of these grants is to promote integrated and sustainable development of the sector and transfer of technology activities and training in order to modernize the olive grove and the olive oil industry and improve product quality.

    In turn, these iniciatives seek to improve the interaction between olive cultivation, industry and the environment; promote comprehensive utilization of olive products; organize activities focussed on preserving olive gene banks.
    E-mail: iooc@internationaloliveoil.org

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  • Four international food industry events you can't miss

    ICEX Spain Trade and Investment has published on its agenda section four promotional activities for the food industry to be held from September to December this year in Vietnam, Turin (Italy), Hangzhou (China) and Tokyo (Japan).

    Four international events you can’t miss

    The first of these initiatives will take place in Tokyo from 16 to 19 September. Specifically, the Spain’s Commercial Office in Tokyo (with the collaboration and support of ICEX) will organize an exhibition area in Spain Gourmet Trade Fair Tokyo 2014 aimed at companies in the olive oil, cheese, ham and Iberian ham sector.

    The aim of this exhibition is to facilitate contact of the Spanish companies with japanese importers and distributors in order to enter or expand their distribution of gourmet products in this market.

    Subsequently, from 23 to 24 September the Chinese city of Hangzhou will host the exhibition Open Day Hangzhou aimed at companies in the olive oil sector and table olives, cheeses, wines with PDO, canned vegetables, Iberian ham and other cured, canned seafood, cookies and specialty food products.

    This meeting, which is part of the China Plan 2014, is particularly focused on operators that already have a presence in the Chinese market, and want to take this opportunity to promote their products in the capital of the Province of Zhejiang. Its aim is to promote the Spanish presence in the Chinese cities with the greatest potential for development.

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  • 16 foods that taste amazing grilled, plus healthy recipes for each & Olive Oil

    Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs scream summer, but did you know that you can fire up your backyard barbecue for much more than just meat?

    Grilling provides a smoky twist to seasonal produce-zucchini, asparagus, and even fruits such as watermelon and peaches.

    Read on for 16 foods that taste amazing grilled, plus healthy grilling recipes for each.

    Eggplant
    Forget eggplant parmesan. When grilled, eggplant becomes crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside-no breading or cheese necessary. Slice your eggplant in 1-inch thick slices and coat with extra-virgin olive oil. Place on your grill rack, cooking for 6 minutes per side or until eggplant is tender.

    Peaches
    Grilling peaches deepens their natural sweetness, and it’s oh-so-easy to do: simply slice them in half, remove the pits, and put them facedown on a grill that’s been preheated to high. Remove when golden brown, about 5 minutes. Try brushing them with honey, sprinkling them with cinnamon, or topping them with Greek yogurt.

    12 Foods With More Vitamin C Than Oranges

    Pineapple
    Grilling pineapple cuts the fruit’s acidity and turns it into a treat that’s as sweet as candy. Cut your pineapple into wedges or rings and place it on the grill for about 3 minutes per side. Bonus: a half-cup of pineapple provides about 20% of your daily need for vitamin C.

    Asparagus
    Lightly charred asparagus tossed in a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper makes for an incredibly easy and nutritious summer side dish. Place directly on the grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Asparagus is rich in vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin E.

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