Extra Virgin Olive Oil Testing Protocol. Why You Can Feel Confident About Our Products
We have our supplier provide us with a CoA (Certificate of Analysis) which includes chemical testing data showing that it passed all the tests to qualify as extra virgin.
Our supplier goes a step further and they send a sample of each batch to an independent testing lab here in the United States – SGS Labs in Louisiana, These samples are tested to make sure it meets or exceeds the criteria to qualify for extra virgin olive.
Our supplier also has them do a separate purity test – additional testing to make sure that there are no other oils beside olive oil in the sample. It is possible to pass the initial chemical test to qualify as extra virgin with the addition of other oils such as canola, sunflower, hazelnut, etc. blended in. This is one of the ways unscrupulous vendors lower their costs and increase their profits.
It is important to note that our supplier does independent testing after the oil has landed in the United States. Because the initial chemical test is traditionally done in the country of origin very soon after harvest, our supplier wants to ensure that the middleman who imports the product hasn’t adulterated the oil before or during transit to the USA. The testing is done prior to our supplier purchasing the oil from their U.S. supplier so they don’t end up purchasing an oil that doesn’t meet our requirements.
Our base extra virgin olive oil is from the largest producer in Tunisia and they have a company-owned warehouse here in the United States... in Texas.
To our customers; we want you to know that we guarantee our product for any reason, any reason at all. If you are unhappy for any reason, we will replace the product or refund your money (whichever you choose). It is our business goal to provide top-notch customer service – something that is unfortunately becoming more and more difficult to find.
Certificates of Analysis;
- Avocado oil - CoA
- California Picual - CoA
- Toasted Sesame Oil – CoA
- Traditional & All Dark Balsamics – CoA
- Traditional & All White Balsamics – CoA
- Tunisian Blend EVOO - CoA ( It's an in-house blend of Chemlali, Chetoui, and Arbequina olives that we use as a base oil in our flavored EVOO.).
EVOO Independent Testing Docs;