Range of Services Olive Oil

You want to be sure that your olive oil meets the quality requirements of your customers. In terms of production in the country of manufacture, import to Germany, trade and sales to the consumer? To do this, you need a partner to accompany you as production company, wholesaler, retailer or discounter at all stages of production and trading in the field of quality control of olive oil. A partner who checks the quality for you in a neutral and independent way. SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS offers you the entire service of a quality service provider from the cultivation of your valuable product to the retail trade, from sampling, sensory analysis, analytical analysis (such as triglycerides, diglycerides, pyropheophytins) to the certificate.

The olive oil panel of the sensory department of SGS Germany GmbH in Hamburg has received official EU recognition in Brussels in February 2020

The aim of the sensory analysis of olive oils is to determine the quality of olive oils by a standardized testing method - the so-called panel test. Professional analytical-objective assessors serve a critical role, as their analysis helps for example to determine an olive oil’s grade. Certified olive oil panels evaluate the organoleptic characteristics of olive oils by an intensity scale.
By evaluating the intensity of sensory defects and positive attributes, the category of an olive oil is determined.

The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) in Madrid is the only intergovernmental organization that certifies and monitors the performance of Olive Oil sensory panels around the world. The EU and IOC describe in detail the requirements for the selection, training and monitoring of assessors, but also test environment, equipment and sample preparation are defined in specific guides (based on ISO standards). Every effort is made to minimize bias and train the assessors to be objective in their work to get reliable results!

SGS Olive Oil Panel is now listed as an officially recognized and approved panel according to article 4 of commission regulation (EEC) No 2568/91.

Our Services

  • Sampling in the producer country and sample dispatch
  • Accredited laboratories with state-of-the-art testing and measurement methods
  • Sensory testing: Accredited Analytical SGS olive oil panel (recognized by the authorities and EU)
  • Chemical analysis: acid values and peroxides, pyropheophytins, diglycerides, fatty acid spectrum, k-values (UV spectrometry)
  • Extension to the basic examination: triglyceride spectrum, totox count phytosterols
  • Extension of the analysis spectrum: pesticides, phthalates, PAHs, solvents (LCKW + BTEX)

Contact

SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH
Weidenbaumsweg 137
D-21035 Hamburg
t +49 40 88309 - 0
f +49 40 88309 - 170
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