USA Olive Oil Authenticity Testing

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Olive oil testing for authenticity

In April of 2017, the House Agriculture Committee decided to take steps to address the increased occurrence of adulterated or fraudulently labeled olive oil that is imported into the United States.

The main reason for the decision to begin testing imported olive oil is the concern for public health, as many olive oils actually contain seed oils that can be potentially dangerous or hazardous to consumers who may have allergies.

The committee now requires sampling of all imported and domestically-produced oils to verify their purity and ensure they are unadulterated and not misbranded.

Laboratory testing is the only way to detect adulteration of olive oil. Contract Laboratory has helped many companies acquire appropriate testing for their olive oil products such as:

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If you or your organization are in need of a laboratory to perform purity testing of olive oil, call us at 1-855-377-6821, or submit an olive oil test request online!

Originally posted 2017-02-11 09:54:04.