This week the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced the election of the board of directors for a new state commission established to coordinate the California’s olive oil industry’s efforts to strengthen its competitiveness.
The election came less than a month after a majority of California olive oil producers voted to support the creation of the Olive Oil Commission of California.
“There’s a strong interest in getting this commission up and running.
California’s olive oil industry wants a fair playing field where they can grow and thrive, and consumers need to feel confident about the products they serving their families,” said Sen.
Lois Wolk, D-Davis, who authored the 2013 legislation to establish the commission within the Department of Food and Agriculture.Olive Oil Commission works to improve standards,