2018/22/05 - The European Commission (EC) has decided to send Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) pleading that the Italian authorities did not take the necessary measures to eradicate Xylella fastidiosa in the region of Puglia and, therefore, did not prevent its propagation.
2018/22/03 - ... Monini Monocultivar Coratina, by Monini, S.p.A. The best extra virgin olive oil in the world in 2018, according to the jury of the International Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOOLEUM Awards, is again Italian. The organization of the contest promoted by Mercacei and AEMO has presented the expected EVOOLEUM TOP100 in the framework of the VII edition of the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), which was held yesterday and today in Pavilion 2 of IFEMA in Madrid.
2018/15/02 - Once the provisional data regarding January 31, provided by the Spanish Agency for Food Information and Control (AICA) -as expected in terms of production and very positive in terms of outputs- have been released, which clearly mark the current campaign, from Mercacei we have gathered the opinion of some leading operators in the sector in order to know their impact and effects in the coming months.
2018/05/21 - Olive Predictor, a device that helps olive growers determine the best time to collect olives and maximize the health benefits of olive oil, has received the highest score in the Olive Challenge, a competition organized by the Greek entity Filaios Olive Oil Society in collaboration with organizations and private institutions of the Hellenic country.
2018/18/05 - How extra virgin olive oil can -and must- go beyond its organoleptic and sensorial qualities, its health benefits and its culinary and gastronomic properties, and boost other attributes to satisfy our social conscience.

Interview with Pedro Barato, President of the Interprofessional Organization of Spanish Olive Oil

2018/17/05 - At the end of 2018, 10 years have passed since the start of the extension of the regulation by the Interprofessional of Spanish Olive Oil. Today, the model that represents the Organization is applauded, admired and envied in the rest of Europe, having become the best tool for promotion and dissemination of the Olive Oils of Spain, the place where the oil is born. For all these reasons, we wanted to speak with its president, Pedro Barato Triguero (Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, 1959), head of the Interprofessional since its foundation in 2003 and possessor -among other distinctions of the Grand Cross of the Order to Agrarian, Fishing and Food Merit. Here is an extract from the interview published in Mercacei Magazine 94.

Elaiologists, the New Coaches (vol.3): Gionni Pruneti

2018/05/16 - We follow with this newsletter, a journey through the most important coaches and elaiologists in the world. The commitment to quality in the production of extra virgin olive oils seems unstoppable. Quality in all phases of the process, from the field to the table. We know the theory, the protocol, but what are the keys to developing a High-end EVOO? Italian producer and expert in Premium EVOO, Gionni Pruneti, offers us his vision in the third release of this series.
2018/14/05 - Conceived as a showcase of international reference in the olive sector, Feria del Olivo will open its doors in Montoro (Córdoba, Spain) its 19th edition from May 16th to 19th. In its wide program of activities highlights the II Salón del Virgen Extra a space to discover and enjoy the best EVOOs in the world recognized by the EVOOLEUM Awards International Contest.
2018/11/05 - About thirty buyers and opinion leaders attended the first Olive Oil Tasting organized by Extenda-Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion in the United Kingdom. In this commercial event, 11 Andalusian brands participated and showed the quality of a sector in which this Spanish region is a world leader in exports, reaching 2,961 million euros in 2017.
2018/10/05 - From June 7th to 8th, the National Exhibition Center of Santarém (Portugal) will host the first edition of the World Olive Oil Summit 2018 (WOOS), whose main theme will be Olive Groves and Olive Oil. The President of the Organizing Committee, José Gouveia, and the Technical Director of the Cepaal - Center for Studies and Promotion of the Alentejo Olive Oil, Henrique Herculano, have told Mercacei how this unprecedented Summit will develop.