Virgin Olive Oil

ORIGIN: Turkey, Morocco, and Spain – 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.It is a free flowing oily liquid having a viscosity typical of vegetable oil.It shall be free of sediment and foreign material.
IOC SPEC USDA SPEC AMD SPEC
WEIGHT: 7.61 lbs/gallon
Median Of Defect (Md) = 0 0 < Me ≤ 3.5 0 ˂ Me ≤ 2.5  
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/kgA.O.C.S. Cd8-53 Same as IOC Same as IOC
IODINE VALUE: 80 – 88  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) ≤ 2.0 Same as IOC ≤ 1.75 A.O.C.S. Ca5-40 1.7 A.O.C.S. Cd8-53
ABSORPTION: In Ultra-Violet at 270 nm ≤ 0.25 Same as IOC Same as IOC
K232 ≤ 2.60 ≤ 2.60 ª  (see footnote) Same as IOC
Δ K ≤ 0.01 Same as IOC Same as IOC
MOISTURE AND VOLATILE MATTER: ≤ 0.2 Same as IOC Same as IOC
INSOLUBLE IMPURITIES: ≤ 0.01 Same as IOC Same as IOC
TRACE METALS: (mg/kg)
Heavy MetalsLead (Pb)Aresnic (As) Maximum permissible content is 0.1 mg/kg Same as IOC Same as IOC
Iron ≤ 3.0 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Copper ≤ 0.1 Same as IOC Same as IOC
WAX CONTENT: (mg/kg) ≤ 150 ≤ 250 Same as IOC
SAPONIFICATION: 184 – 196
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 ≤ 4.5 ᵇ (see foot note) Same as IOC
Delta – 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 Same as IOC
SUM Erythrodiol+Uvaol % ≤ 4.5 Same as IOC Same as IOC
PROCEDURE – Organoleptic
FATTY ACID COMPOSITION: (% m/m methyl esters) For All Grades
Myristic Acid C14:0   ≤ 0.03 C14:0   ≤ 0.05 Same as IOC
Palmitic Acid C16:07.50 – 20.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Palmitoleic Acid C16:10.30 – 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 C18:00.50 – 5.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Oleic Acid C18:155.00 – 83.00 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Linoleic Acid C18:23.50 – 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 (T) content (%) C18:1T  ͨ(see foot note) ≤ 0.05 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Trans Fatty Acid Content C18:2T +C18:3T ≤ 0.05 Same as IOC Same as IOC
Maximum 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 IOCSame as IOC Same as IOCSame as IOC
Stigmastadienes (mg/kg) ≤ 0.10 ≤ 0.15 ≤ 0.05
FRY TEST: Must remain free of any off odors or rancidity after heating to 177° C and cooling
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 dry, cool place and avoid direct contact with light
SHELF LIFE: 24 months maximum from filling date/Julian date on COA
MARKINGS:  As per the buyer specification suggested:

  •  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 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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