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California olives are harvested for oil in this high density orchard. The state’s olive oil producers recently approved a commission that will regulate olive oil standards and grades.
A new olive oil commission in California will regulate standards and grades for product produced in the state.

Olive oil producers in California have approved a state commission that will regulate grades and standards for the product.

Mislabeling of olive oil has stirred controversy, as importers of lower-quality oils have been accused of marketing them as the highest “extra virgin” grade.

About 86 percent of California olive oil producers who voted in a recent referendum favored the new commission, which can enforce standards for the state’s product but not imported oil.

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