Feral Olives and what to do?

18/11/18 – Hi Amanda,  What can we do to get our olive growers to control the huge number of wild olive seedlings growing on the roadsides and waterways As I drive around our state I see dozens of wild olive seedlings growing in the adjoining areas to our olive groves. They are spreading like weeds and…

Olive Oil In Distribution: Have your say

If a product is deemed Extra Virgin Olive Oil and has been tested prior to distribution with no faults whatsoever and then the product is put into the hands of the distributor (or retailer).  Do you think the responsibility lies with the producer or the distributor/retailer if any mishandling has resulted in the demise of quality of that product? Why? Have your…

Are you using low-strength enzymes or high-strength enzymes?

Research about enzyme application in olive oil extraction processing can be effective in obtaining higher yields, faster oil & water separation leading to smoother operation of machinery, less residual oil in the pomace and improved oil clarity.   Pectinase enzymes are used extensively around the world in fruit juice and wine industries and increasingly in…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Warehouse in Sydney for growing needs in Olive Packaging

Over the past 12 months, The Olive Centre has a signed a new partnership agreement with a warehouse in Sydney to offer packaging supplies for predominantly glass bottles and cans. “We explored a new warehouse as a potential option because we wanted to achieve better freight rates, overall competitively priced packaging through better efficiencies and…

Lab Tests Explained

Harvest time is a busy time for all growers and processors alike.  However, as we get caught up in the haste of the season, the way in which olives have been handled pre through to post-production will certainly show up in chemical testing results.  I know we always harp on improving quality, however, ensuring you…

JAPAN HOSTS 4th SOL D’ORO SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE THE VERONAFIERE- SOL&AGRIFOOD COMPETITION ENSURES WORLDWIDE PROMOTION OF QUALITY CULTURE FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO)

Scheduled in Osaka 11-15 September 2017   Producers south of the Equator have until 6 September to send samples. Two different labels can be entered in the Extra Virgin Category, which is divided in turn into:   intense, medium and light fruit. The agreement between Veronafiere and Intex Osaka also envisages the presentation and guided a…

New Country of Origin Food Labelling Law – free webinar for businesses

At 6:30pm on Thursday 22 June AEST the ACCC, along with representatives from peak industry groups, will be streaming a free webinar on the new law. The webinar will focus on the practical issues for businesses complying with the new food labelling requirements before they become mandatory on 1 July 2018. The webinar will address…

Perth Royal Olives Show reintroduces Table Olives

Olives WA is excited to announce the re-introduction of seven table olives classes into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show. Olive producers Australia-wide are invited to submit their table olives and olive oil during the months of June and July into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show. Competition Administrator and olive lover Karen Sanders said: “This year has…