The international olive industry is one step closer to implementing regulations that will support fair exports and consumers interest.
The step follows a hot topic session coordinated by the Australian Olive Association (AOA) at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) annual meeting held in Seattle, USA, on 20 May.
Paul Miller, president of the AOA, was invited by the AOCS, the major international organisation for food oil chemistry, to present a session on ‘Regional approaches to extra virgin olive oil quality’, which included nine speakers from Europe, Argentina, the USA, Canada and Australia.
Paul Miller said Australia, which is currently the largest consumer of olive oil per capita outside the Mediterranean, is seen as a technical leader of new olive oil producers due to its modern technical and scientific approach to agriculture.
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