North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Senate Asks FDA to Test Olive Oil Sold in the USA

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a version of an Agriculture Appropriations bill that contained the following language:

Olive Oil.—The Committee directs the FDA to take a sampling of off-the-shelf olive oil bottles offered for sale to consumers to determine if it is adulterated with seed oil, pursuant to Section 342 of the FDCA, and report to Congress within 270 days on its findings.

Chef Suvir Saran, Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

New Delhi-born Top Chef Master Suvir Saran will be a speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 19, 2016.  Saran is a celebrated chef, educator, cookbook writer and farmer who has long sought to redefine Indian cusine for the American palate. His cooking philosophy, American Masala, combines the best of Indian and American cooking.

What Dr. Oz gets wrong about olive oil

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 Dr. Oz reported that "80% of extra virgin olive oil that you buy every day in your supermarket isn’t the real deal --it may be fake."

Olive oil harvest date vs best by date

Many olive oil and food experts recommend that consumers check the back of the bottle for a harvest date. While it is a good idea to buy fresh olive oil, harvest date might not be the best criteria. Here's why.

Second Annual Olive Oil Conference

The second annual Olive Oil Conference, co-hosted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, will be held on July 18 to July 20, 2016 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.