Monthly Archives: July 2011
President of the Australian Olive Association, Paul Miller, says the old labeling system didn’t allow consumers to easily distinguish between different grades of olive oil. ‘It’s causing confusion amongst consumers and that’s actually damaging the market,’ he said. ‘We think consumers should have the choice between extra virgin which is the premium product and then a second grade product which is still a type of olive oil but has been through a refinery and is a lower grade.’
The new standards will be voluntary, but CEO of Standards Australia Colin Blair doesn’t think this will discourage their adoption by producers. ‘With a lot of these things you get back to false and misleading claims and that’s where the ACCC would come in,’ he said. Paul Miller agrees that the standards provide clear guidelines for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to judge whether products are correctly labelled.
Listen to: Olive Oil
In this report: Paul Miller, president of the Australian Olive Association; Colin Blair, CEO of Standards Australia
This is impressive given how strong the Euro has been and how that affects exports:
Rome – Sergio Marini, President of the Coldiretti, during the annual general meeting with 15,000 participating farmers from all over Italy, affirmed that in 2011 Italy has exported more food and wine than cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. The Italian agricultural and food sector confirms to be the leading export sector: exports have increased 11% in Q1.
Mamamiafoods is proud to be pushing those exports higher!
With global price inflation taking off despite the denials of various governments, people are becoming more selective about what they eat. As Phil Bloomer of Oxford international put it, “The world’s attitudes to food are shifting in the face of rising prices.” Pasta is becoming the preferred food of choice worldwide.