`53th Meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee Held in Cairo

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53th Meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee Held in Cairo

Apr. 30, 2019
Ylenia Granitto

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The Egypt Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter and Chair of the Inter­na­tional Olive Coun­cil, Ezz El Din Abu Steit, opened the 53th meet­ing of the IOC’s Advi­sory Com­mit­tee in Cairo on April 24 in the pres­ence of sev­eral inter­na­tional observers. Geor­gian Vice Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture George Svanidze described the state of the olive oil sec­tor in his coun­try.

A project for remov­ing plas­tics from the olive oil mar­ket was launched by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Uni­ver­sity of Jaén. Sci­en­tific speeches were given by the Heads of Units of the IOC’s Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tariat, then the atten­dees had news on the Obser­va­tory, the new world olive oil doc­u­men­ta­tion cen­ter.

The valid­ity of the panel test for the organolep­tic assess­ment of vir­gin olive oils was reaf­firmed by the Advi­sory Com­mit­tee, which stressed the need for addi­tional time to strengthen it. A joint pro­posal is set to be sub­mit­ted at next November’s ses­sion.

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