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Olive Growers Council Wants Flavor Standards

Source: Food and Farm News
February 24, 2008

It believes California-grown olives taste better, so the Olive Growers Council wants stricter federal enforcement of flavor grading for ripe olives. A law adopted in 1937 lists olives among crops that should be graded for flavor, to develop dependable markets. The growers’ council says flavor standards would give consumers information they need. California farmers also want the standards to apply to imported olives, which they say tend to be of lower quality.