olive oil testing

Designing Sensors to Mimic Human Sensory Analysis of Olive Oil

Researchers are working on designing sensors to mimic the role of human sensory perceptions in the evaluation of olive oil.

After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future

The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Special Report

Researchers Extract Olive Oil Pigments to Detect Frauds

A faster and cheaper method to detect olive oil fraud has been devised by Italian researchers at Pisa University.

Students Design Device to Detect Indicators of Rancidity

A simple device developed by students at UC Davis can help monitor the quality of olive oil along the supply chain.
Olive Oil Times Special

Chinese Search Giant Unveils Chopsticks to Detect Olive Oil Quality

Baidu says its chopsticks can detect adulteration in olive oil and other foods.

IOC Seeks New Method to Measure EVOO Phenolics

The IOC's tender to define new testing methods for phenolic compounds for nutritional labeling claims is a watershed moment for olive oil quality.
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Most EVOOs Score Well in New Test for Phenolic Compounds

Half of the EVOOs bought at supermarkets and local stores have an excellent phenolic profile, according to a test using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Rural Payments Agency Trials UK Oil Testing

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has commenced with a trial olive oil inspection at the largest bottler in the UK, as part of preparations for enforcing new EU-wide regulations.