Olive oil adulteration on the rise
Over the past several months there has been an increase in the adulteration of food grade oils, and many olive oils sold as “extra virgin” are not meeting the rigid standards set forth by the International Olive Council (IOC) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.)
Specializing in the testing of these food grade oils, our ISO 9001 accredited Agricultural Laboratory in St. Rose, Louisiana, provides fast, accurate and reliable results for a complete range of testing services and methods.
Our trained scientists and technicians test and authenticate samples based on specifications set forth by various governing bodies, including IOC and AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society). When oils do not meet these standards, SGS’s technical expertise can assist our clients in becoming educated on the oil and thus save them from a potential claim or embarrassment.
Backed by the SGS global network, our New Orleans facility offers specialized services in addition to those typically required for the Oils and Grains industry.
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