olive oil testing

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

Greece Flip-Flops on EVOO Labeling

A late decision will allow producers to use oleocanthal and oleacein levels to justify health benefit claims of olive oil polyphenols.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Council Decision-Makers Meeting This Week in Madrid

The future of the International Olive Council is among key topics to be discussed at the annual session in Madrid this week.

U.K. Readies for European Ramp Up of Olive Oil Testing

One company controls 95 percent of olive oil bottling in the United Kingdom -- a fact that may simplify compliance with a new European Union olive oil testing regime.
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Scientists Pool Expertise in Fight Against Fake Olive Oils

More than twenty of the world’s experts on olive oil verification met in Madrid to discuss olive oil fraud and possible solutions.

Madrid Workshop Defines International Study on Olive Oil Fraud Detection

An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.