The Australian Olive Oil Association offers a Certified Quality Seal Program as a way to recognize and promote olive oils that measure up to the industry’s standards of excellence.
Heart-healthy benefits and superior flavours have made olive oil a staple in many Australian kitchens. But as with any premium product, there is a potential for imposters to mingle with the real thing. Now there is an easy way for consumers to identify olive oil that delivers the quality they expect.
The Australian Olive Oil Association (AOOA) offers a Certified Quality Seal Program as a way to recognize and promote olive oils that measure up to the industry’s standards of excellence.
The Certified Quality Seal Program demonstrates the AOOA’s long-standing commitment to educate consumers about the benefits of olive oil and ensures the integrity of the product. It also lets product marketed by AOOA members stand out from the competition, and with good reason. These companies have taken the initiative to lead the industry by following International Olive Council (IOC) standards. For more than fifty years, the IOC has been recognized as the worldwide quality-standard-setting body for the olive oil industry and its standard is the basis for the newly implemented Australian standard.
One key difference with the AOOA Certified Quality Seal and some other programs is that brands participating in this program agree to have samples taken directly from the retail marketplace, in the same manner any consumer would purchase them. An annual licensing fee for the Seal program allows the AOOA to perform rigorous quality testing of each product each year.
Look out for this seal to ensure the product you purchase measure up to the industry’s standards of excellence.
Certified Seal Brands
- Sumich Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Moro Primero EVOO
- Moro Tradicional OO
- Moro Frutal EVOO
- Moro Intenso EVOO
- Moro Delicado Light Taste OO
- Squeaky Gate The All Rounder EVOO
- Squeaky Gate The Mild One EVOO
- Squeaky Gate The Strong One EVOO