A new web­site por­tal, oliveoiltest.com…, is sim­pli­fy­ing the process of get­ting olive oils tested for purity and qual­ity.

It’s impor­tant to test olive oil qual­ity through­out the sup­ply chain. This sim­pli­fies that task.- Curtis Cord

The web­site was devel­oped by Olive Oil Times and its founder, Curtis Cord to pro­vide an easy and cost-effec­tive solu­tion for pro­duc­ers and sup­ply chain man­agers.

Chemistry and sen­sory test­ing is per­formed by Eurofins, an inter­na­tional group of lab­o­ra­to­ries head­quar­tered in Luxembourg, pro­vid­ing test­ing and sup­port ser­vices to the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, food, envi­ron­men­tal and con­sumer prod­ucts indus­tries and gov­ern­ments.

An olive oil test can be ordered on the web­site with just a few clicks. A ship­ping label is gen­er­ated with a secu­rity code to include with the sam­ple ship­ment. Email and text alerts notify when the sam­ple is checked in by the lab where test­ing will imme­di­ately begin.

Another alert will go out when the test results are ready to print, down­load or share.

Oliveoiltest.com… uses the lat­est encryp­tion tech­nol­ogy called Strict Transport Security (HSTS) — the web secu­rity pol­icy mech­a­nism used to pro­tect web­sites for banks and trad­ing plat­forms. All test­ing his­tory is safely stored in the user’s fully-encrypted dash­board for fast and easy ref­er­ence.

“Olive oil test­ing is more impor­tant than ever before,” said Cord, who con­ceived the idea for the web­site in 2010, secur­ing the domain and Twitter han­dle exactly seven years ago. “Like other online tools we are used to using these days, this sim­pli­fies and secures the task of qual­ity test­ing.”

“Whether you’re a pro­ducer, importer, dis­trib­u­tor, retailer, food­ser­vice provider or end user, it’s impor­tant to test olive oil qual­ity through­out the sup­ply chain to assure it com­plies with the stan­dards that apply to your sit­u­a­tion,” Cord added.

Logged in users can choose chem­istry test pack­ages to cer­tify com­pli­ance with inter­na­tional stan­dards (IOC), regional stan­dards (CFDA) or choose indi­vid­ual tests to suit spe­cific needs.

Testing ser­vices are pro­vided by Eurofins CAL, a lead­ing inter­na­tional lab accred­ited by the International Olive Council for chem­istry test­ing and the offi­cial chem­istry test­ing provider for the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Competitive pric­ing assures users can have oil sam­ples tested afford­ably by a world-class lab. Pricing starts at just $25 for a free fatty acid­ity test. A sen­sory analy­sis is around $165. Test bun­dles for USDA, CDFA and International Olive Council stan­dards offer addi­tional sav­ings.

Trained sup­port tech­ni­cians are avail­able 24/​7 to pro­vide assis­tance. For more infor­ma­tion, visit oliveoiltest.com….


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