chemical analysis of olive oil

Apr. 6, 2022

Researchers Unveil the Latest Technologies to Help Harvest and Produce Olive Oil

Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.

Aug. 9, 2021

Rapid Test Developed to Check the Quality and Authenticity of Olive Oil

Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers were able to identify the individual compounds in olive oil samples and determine their provenance.

May. 18, 2021

New Testing Method Simplifies Elemental Analysis of EVOO Samples

Using the new method, researchers could more quickly and accurately identify chemical elements in olive oil, helping determine provenance and identify adulteration.

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Dec. 21, 2020

Scientists Use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Identify Olive Oil Blends

Two studies in Italy investigated how nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound technologies can be used to determine the contents and origins of olive oil blends. The technology could be used to determine the accuracy of olive oil labels.

Jun. 14, 2018

Chemical Authentication Process Can Verify Olive Oil Origins

A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends.

Jun. 5, 2018

Researchers Propose New Tool Against Fraud

A new approach appears sensitive to detection of adulteration with lower grade oils.

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Jun. 29, 2017

Taiwan Study Adds Little to Differentiation Measures, IOC Says

As Taiwan's FDA targets esters in their efforts to aid in differentiation, the International Olive Council said a recent study contributes little to the cause.

Jun. 21, 2017

World's Healthiest Olive Oil? The Jury's Still Out.

Boundary Bend claimed in a press release that its California blend was declared the "world's healthiest olive oil" at a competition in Spain. Scientists caution, however, that such a distinction is premature and, at worst, misguided.

Jan. 24, 2017

A Cheap, Easy Way to Quantify Biophenols for the EU Health Claim

A group of researchers has shown how an easy method can be applied by small labs and producers to certify compliance with Europe's polyphenols health claim.

Dec. 15, 2016

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.

Dec. 6, 2016

Scientists Use Forensic Techniques to Gauge Olive Oil Quality, Prevent Fraud

Scientists managed to quantify DNA present in olive oil with the help of breakthrough forensic techniques.

Nov. 11, 2016

Researchers Identify New Markers to Detect Fraud in Refined Oils

A team of Italian researchers came upon a marker that could be useful to identify adulteration in refined olive oils.

Jul. 22, 2016

IOC Approves New Limits for Fatty Acids, Restoring 'Extra Virgin' Status to Southern Italian Varieties

The International Olive Oil Council approved new limits for fatty acids, allowing some varietals with unique chemical makeups to meet the parameters for the extra virgin grade.

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