Extra Virgin Olive Oil

DESCRIPTION: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the edible oil obtained by the mechanical expression of naturally occurring oils from the clean, wholesome fruit of the olive tree, (olea europaea), producing an oil having a light to moderate flavor intensity. Solvent extracted oils, or oils obtained by any means other than mechanical expressing shall not be used.
ORIGIN: Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia and Argentina – Certificate of Origin provided by supplier with every shipment.
PURITY: Free of residue (B refined) or re-esterified oils.  Must meet all Codex Alimentarius standards.
CERTIFICATE OR ANALYSIS: Each shipment to include certificate.
PROCEDURE – Visual & Organoleptic
APPEARANCE, FLAVOR & COLOR: This olive oil appears as a transparent, light green to green free flowing oily liquid having a viscosity typical of vegetable oil.  It shall be free of sediment and foreign material.

Color requirements: Red = 4.3,  Yellow = 70.0
**Deviation to be noted

IOC SPEC USDA SPEC AMD SPEC
WEIGHT: 7.61 lbs/gallon
Median Of Defect (Md) = 0 Me = 0 Same as IOC
Median Of the Fruity (Mf) Me > 0 Same as IOC
FATTY ACID ETHYL ESTERS (FAEEs): FAEEs < 40 mg/kg (2013-2014 crop years)
FAEEs < 35mg/kg (2014-2015 crop years)
FAEEs < 30 mg/kg (after 2015 crop year)
≤ 30 mg/kg
PEROXIDE VALUE: ≤ 20 mg/kg  A.O.C.S. Cd8-53 Same as IOC ≤ 10 mg/kg  A.O.C.S. Cd8-53
IODINE VALUE: 75 – 94 A.O.C.S. Cd1-25
REFRACTIVE INDEX: (25°C) 1,4660 – 1,4890  A.O.C.S. Cc7-75
FREE ACIDITY: (% m/m expressed in oleic acid) < 0.8 Same as IOC ≤ 0.60 (% m/m expressed in oleic acid) A.O.C.S. Ca5-40 A.O.C.S Cd8-53
ABSORPTION: (in ultra violet  at 270 nm) ≤ 0.22 Same as IOC ≤ 0.25
K232 ≤ 2.50 ≤ 2.50 ª (see footnote) ≤ 1.80 At time of loading
Δ K ≤ 0.01 Same as IOC Same as IOC
MOISTURE AND VOLATILE MATTER:  (% m/m) ≤ 0.2 Same as IOC Same as IOC
INSOLUBLE IMPURITIES: ≤ 0.01 Same as IOC Same as IOC
TRACE METALS: (mg/kg)
Iron ≤ 3.0 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Copper ≤ 0.1 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Heavy MetalsLead (Pb)Aresnic (As)  Maximum permissible content is 0.1 mg/kg Same as IOC  Same as IOC  
WAX CONTENT: (mg/kg) ≤ 150 ≤ 250 Same as IOC
SAPONIFICATION: 184 – 196 A.O.C.S. Cd3-25
UNSAPONIFIABLE MATTER: g/kg ≤ 15 Same as IOC Same as IOC
HALOGENATED SOLVENTS:  Maximum content of each halogenated solvent 0.1 mg/kgMaximum content of all halogenated solvents 0.2 mg/kg Same as IOC Same as IOC
PESTICIDE RESIDUES: The products covered by this standard shall comply with those maximum residue limits established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for these commodities. Same as IOC See addendum to FDA pesticide parameters
DESMETHYLSTEROL COMPOSITION: (% total sterols)                                  
Cholesterol ≤ 0.5 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Brassicasterol ≤ 0.1 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Campesterol ≤ 4.0 ≤ 4.5ᵇ (see footnote) Same as IOC
Delta – Δ 7 Stigmastenol ≤ 0.5 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Stigmasterol Less than Campesterol Same as IOC Same as IOC
Apparent beta-sitosterol:beta-sitosterol +delta-5-avenasterol +delta-5-23-stigmastadienol +clerosterol + sitostanol +delta 5-24-stigmastadienol ≥ 93.0 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Total Sterols (mg/kg) ≥ 1000 Same as IOC
SUM  erytodiol+Uvaol% ≤ 4.5 Same as IOC
FATTY ACID COMPOSITION: (% m/m methyl esters) For All Grades
Myristic Acid C14:0   ≤ 0.03 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Palmitic Acid C16:0  7.50 – 20.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Palmitoleic Acid C16:1  0.30 – 3.50 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Heptadecanoic Acid C17:0  ≤ 0.30 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Heptadecenoic Acid C17:1  ≤ 0.30 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Stearic Acid C18:0  0.50 – 5.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Oleic Acid C18:1  55.00 – 83.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Linoleic Acid C18:2  3.50 – 21.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Linolenic Acid C18:3  ≤ 1.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Arachidic Acid C20:0  ≤ 0.60 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Gadoleic Acid (eicosanoic) C20:1  ≤ 0.40 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Behenic Acid C22:0  ≤ 0.20 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Lignoceric Acid C24:0  ≤ 0.20 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Trans Fatty Acid Content % C18:1T  ͨ  (see foot note) ≤ 0.05 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Trans Fatty Acid Content %  C18:2 +C18:3 ≤ 0.05 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Maxium difference between actual and theoretical ECN 42 triacylglycerol content ≤ 0.2 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Content of 2-glyceryl monopalmitate (2P)C16:0≤14%C16:0>14% 2P ≤ 0.9%2P ≤ 1.0% Same as IOC Same as IOC
Stigmastadienes (mg/kg) ≤ 0.05 ≤ 0.15 Same as IOC
SMOKE POINT: 320°F – 380°F
FLASH POINT: 437°F
FIRE POINT: >650°F
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .909 to.915 at 25°F
SOLIDIFY POINT: 30°F – 50°F
STORAGE: Keep in a cool, dry place and avoid direct contact with light
SHELF LIFE: 24 months maximum from the filling date/Julian date on COA
MARKINGS: As per the buyer specification suggested:·

  • EXTRA VIRGIN  OLIVE OIL· COUNTRY OF ORIGIN· MANUFACTURER
  • IMPORTER
  • BATCH NUMBER
  • SPECIFICATION NUMBER
  • PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER
PACKAGING: Drums, Totes (IBC)  and Flexitanks
DOCUMENTS:
  • Lot or batch numbers
  • Date of manufacture
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Pesticide report
  • Kosher Certificate if required
INGREDIENT SPECIFICATION: All deliveries of Extra Virgin Olive Oil shall comply in every respect to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended and regulations promulgated there under, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances ( in effect on the date of shipment ) substantially similar thereto. In addition, the product shall comply to the above specifications.

ª Commercial partners in the country of retail sale may require compliance.

ᵇ Campesterol values between 4.0 and 4.5 would be subject to further testing.

ͨ  Fatty acid with 18 Carbon atoms © and one trans isomer (T).

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