The International Olive Council (IOC) has submitted a response to the California Department of Food and Agriculture regarding the Olive Oil Commission of California proposal for new standards for olive oil to be applied against Californian olive oils. The proposed standard which appear to borrow heavily from the widely-criticized voluntary AS 5264-2011 standard in Australia is significantly divergent from prevailing IOC standards that govern ~97% of the world production of olive oil. The proposed standard, which is likely only to confuse consumers about olive oil, acts contrary to the global push for standards harmonisation across all food categories.
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