alkyl esters

Council Experts Scrutinize Olive Oil Testing Methods

Experts who advise the International Olive Council on the chemical analysis of olive oil are meeting in its Madrid headquarters to discuss issues including the results of recent trials of testing methods.

Europe Reviews Olive Oil Quality Benchmark

Commissioner Dacian Cioloş announced a review in response to a call by Italian parliament members for the alkyl esters parameter for EVOO to be lowered.
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Unaprol President Urges Europe to Lower Alkyl Ester Limits

Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.

Tests Find Higher Alkyl Ester Levels in Supermarket Olive Oils

Under new European rules expected to go into effect next year, one third of the supermarket oils tested by ARPAM would not be considered extra virgin.