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Olive Council's Meeting of chemistry experts

From the analyzes on methanol/ethanol, phenolics and pesticides, to Nutriscore several topics covered

The Executive Secretariat of OIC (International Olive Council) informs today that it had a meeting with expert chemists from around the world. Observers from a number of countries and institutions attended, including Australia, Canada, the USA, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Organization for Standardization, and representatives of the Advisory Committee.

The attendees discussed matters of common interest in the fields of standardisation, research and the study of methods of analysis to guarantee the quality and authenticity of olive oils and olive-pomace oils. Among the presentations given were the conclusions of the analysis of data from different countries; the studies conducted and the reports agreed upon to harmonise international standards; the results of the collaborative trials (methanol/ethanol, phenolic compounds and pesticides); priorities for future work, such as the creation of specific electronic working groups; the IOC’s response to the public consultation on the NutriScore; and the possible revision of methods and parameters to be presented at the 113rd session of the Council of Members.

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