• We collaborate with producers and distributors

    We collaborate with producers and distributors

  • We guarantee transparency in order to recognise quality

    We guarantee transparency in order to recognise quality

  • We comply with more restrictive sensory and chemical parameters

    We comply with more restrictive sensory and chemical parameters

  • We collaborate with the scientific community

    We collaborate with the scientific community

  • We help consumers choose discerningly

    We help consumers choose discerningly

Extra virgin olive oil undergoes a natural process of oxidation that tends slowly alter its initial characteristics. To have a flawless extra virgin oil at the moment of consumption, from an organoleptic and nutritional point of view, it is necessary to start with a very high quality product.

All stages of production need to be carried out with scrupulous attention: the olives must be cultivated in the best environmental conditions; during processing and packaging the best possible technology must be ensured; during conservation the flavour profile and stability of the oil need to be guaranteed for as long as possible.

To ensure high quality products,the consortium asks operators who adhere to their programmes to respect rigorous agricultural practices, correct physical, chemical and organoleptic parameters, to achieve standards that are stricter than those currently in force, together with other parameters not yet considered in European legislation. Operators must also undergo strict controls.

In particular, the Consortium to Guarantee Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

  • defines the characteristics of the oils as they are bottled by the member companies and bulk oil sold by the consortium’s producers;
  • provides quality certification according to the standards set by the consortium and guaranteed by a recognised independent body;
  • carries out detailed periodic checks on the machinery in the oils mills and production systems belonging to the member companies,in order to verify compliance with the procedures established by the consortium;
  • checks the final product for quality and authenticity;
  • obliges producers to use independent, professional laboratories to analyse quality;
  • demands product traceability, keeping the necessary documentary records;
  • failure to follow the required procedures will lead to punitive sanctions and may mean that companies are excluded from the programme to guarantee quality.

The consortium’s quality guarantee is a result of the careful, continuous dedication to these principles.

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