INTERNATIONAL

OLIVE OIL

COUNCIL

Below is an excerpt from the latest revision of the IOOC's Trade Standard Applying to Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oil, adopted on June 6, 1996, at the Council's 74th Session in Sousse, Tunisia.


TRADE STANDARD APPLYING TO OLIVE OIL AND OLIVE-POMACE OIL

SCOPE

This standard applies to olive oil and olive-pomace oil that is the object of international trade or of concessional or food aid transactions.

DESIGNATIONS AND DEFINITIONS

2.1. Olive oil is the oil obtained solely from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea sativa Hoffm. et Link), to the exclusion of oils obtained using solvents or re-esterification processes and of any mixture with oils of other kinds. It is marketed in accordance with the following designations and definitions:

2.2. Olive-Pomace oil is the oil obtained by treating olive pomace with solvents, to the exclusion of oils obtained by re-esterification processes and of any mixture with oils of other kinds. It is marketed in accordance with the following designations and definitions:


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