olive oil testing

The ‘Greening’ of Olive Oil Chemistry

Concerns about safety and the environment drive current efforts to switch to new methods that require either fewer chemicals, or that use chemicals that are less dangerous to handle and store.

‘Olive Oil Test’ Portal Simplifies Quality Testing

Oliveoiltest.com simplifies and secures the process of getting olive oils tested for purity and quality.
Special Report

‘Oleum’ Project Seeks Better Solutions to Protect Olive Oil Authenticity

Part of Europe's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is an ambitious plan to find common approaches and analytical tools to check the quality and authenticity of olive oil.

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.
Olive Oil Times Special

Nuclear Technology Powers Portable Weapons to Fight Food Fraud

Hand-held devices have shown potential as fast and effective weapons in the battle to wipe out food fraud.

U.S. Lab Gets IOC Nod for Olive Oil Chemistry Testing

The International Olive Council has accredited Eurofins CAL for the chemical analysis of olive oil, the first independent U.S. lab to achieve the designation.
Special Report

Half of 26 Olive Oils Tested ‘Defective’ in Germany

The German consumer protection organization, Stiftung Warentest, had a panel of expert tasters scrutinize 26 varieties of 'extra virgin' and found half of them wanting.

Researchers Use Optical Spectroscopy to Classify Olive Oils

Using optical spectroscopy, the new method can identify extra virgin, virgin and lampante.