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An Italian among the winners of the Mario Solinas Quality Award 2021

The World Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition established by the International Olive Council/Annex

Applications came last November from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, China, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

This year about 131 extra virgin olive oil samples have participated in the Mario Solinas Quality Award, the world competition for extra virgin olive oil established by the International Olive Council, COI. Coming from 12 countries around the globe, the samples were judged by an international jury made up of jury heads recognized by the IOC.

The competition takes its name from a well-known researcher who has made an enormous contribution to the standardization of quality criteria, and the Award, approved by the Council in 1993, has been held every year continuously since the 2000/2001 campaign. The aim of the competition is to encourage olive growers, companies and packers to produce the best quality extra virgin olive oil, and to encourage consumers to recognize its different organoleptic characteristics. The winners will be able to mention the prize obtained on the label of the extra virgin olive oil of the lot to which the winning champion belongs.

In the 2021 competition, applications came from Algeria (6), Argentina (1), Australia (1), China (3), Croatia (1), Greece (4), Italy (3), Jordan (1), Portugal ( 24), Spain (76), Tunisia (10) and Turkey (1). Among the Italian companies competing, the placement achieved by the Leone Sabino farm in Canosa Di Puglia (Barletta), which earned a second place in the Fruity Ripe category, is noteworthy.

In the attachment at the bottom of this EFA News, the press release with which the IOC announces the results of the Mario Solinas Quality Award 2021.

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