‘Olive Oil Test’ Portal Simplifies Quality Testing
“It’s important to test olive oil quality throughout the supply chain. This simplifies that task."
- Curtis Cord, Editor, Olive Oil Times
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.