North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Joseph R. Profaci Named Executive Director of the North American Olive Oil Association

Brings 25 years of experience as food products attorney and business manager

NAOOA List of Certified Olive Oil Brands Grows at Record Pace

The Certified Quality Seal Program adds major olive oil brands and retailer brands in 2016

North American Olive Oil Association At-A-Glance

About the North American Olive Oil Association and the NAOOA Certified Quality Seal Program.

NAOOA to Present at Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

Eryn Balch, Executive Vice President of the North American Olive Oil Association will be speaking at the second Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

About the North American Olive Oil Association [video]

The North American Olive Oil Association is a not-for-profit trade association open to producers, importers and sellers of olive oil for the North American market. Founded in 1989, the NAOOA’s objectives are built on three pillars:
  1. Ensure a fair and competitive market to offer quality olive oils to North American consumers
  2. Educate on the different types of olive oil and the uses and benefits of each
  3. Promote olive oil’s health and culinary benefits in North America

2nd International Congress on Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Toledo, Spain)

The 2nd International Congress on Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be held in Toledo, Spain on March 15 and March 16, 2016. The theme for the conference is “The Great Discovery.” The main objective of the conference is to address the impact on consumers as the spectrum of extra virgin olive oils in flavors and aromas available today, as well as their uses in food, have evolved significantly from the traditional olive oils consumers are used to.

NAOOA Celebrates American Heart Month with Announcement of American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Certification

Olive Oil Certifies for the American Heart Association® Heart-Check Mark

California Olive Oil Standards Fail Local Industry

NAOOA Supports Harmonization of Global Standards for All Olive Oils

There’s been much ado about olive oil standards in recent years – for good reason, as ensuring olive oil authenticity is complex and consumers deserve to know what they are buying. In 2014, the newly-formed Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) promised to do just that by creating a unique set of olive oil standards for some local producers.

NAOOA Responds to Olive Oil Commission of California Standards

Two commissioned reports released by the North American Olive Oil Association criticize the standards recently implemented by a select group of California olive oil producers under the newly formed Olive Oil Commission of California.

A Look at New Olive Oil Standards and Testing

Olive oil is a special product for many reasons - health, flavor and versatility to name just a few! To ensure consumers are getting authentic products, testing is a must for any company involved in the sale and distribution of olive oil. At the North American Olive Oil Association, we've been collecting samples off store shelves and from distributors for more than 25 years and testing them against a full battery of scientific laboratory tests as outlined in the global trade standards maintained by the International Olive Council. The good news is thousands of tests over the years confirm the majority of olive oils in North America are authentic quality olive oils. But it's unfortunate for consumers that exaggerated claims about olive oil fraud have gotten a lot of attention recently.