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How packaging influences olive oil quality

Olive oil quality and its corresponding nutritional value are monitored by most producers throughout the entire production process.  But in a report released by the UC Davis Olive Oil Center, not only does the chemistry inside the bottle matter, but … Read more

Olives New Zealand Certification

To qualify for Olives New Zealand Certification, New Zealand olive oil must meet specific requirements. These include bottling and labelling standards as well as the chemical and sensory criteria that Olives New Zealand has based on the International Olive Council … Read more

Billionaire bets on olive oil quality trend

For billionaire Frank Giustra, investing in the olive oil industry is not a hobby. He has faith that the industry will adhere to quality standards and that consumers will learn to better discern quality, and be willing to pay for … Read more

Canterbury has the classiest oil

The 2013 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards were held in Christchurch last month and showcased the best the country has to offer, with Canterbury coming out on top.

Akaroa’s Robinsons Bay Grove Blend collected Best in Show and … Read more