Implications for the future and recommendations for modifications to current regulations concerning virgin olive oil

Authors

  • Claudio Peri DISTAM - University of Milan
  • Cristina Rastelli DISTAM - University of Milan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.1994.v45.i1-2.971

Keywords:

FLAIR Project, Virgin olive oil

Abstract


The main conclusions of the FLAIR project can be summarized as follows:
1. The sensory wheel set up by the FLAIR team is proposed as a European standard to evaluate the sensory profile of extra virgin olive oil.
2. Preference studies demonstrate that the sensory profile of extra virgin olive oil should be optimized as a function of consumer expectations. Once a sensory profile has been selected, it must be used as a reference for product standardization.
3. Sensory analysis cannot be used as a legal tool for evaluating the quality or the origin of extra virgin olive oils. It is suggested that a sensory test can only be used as a legal tool if it is applied to assess the absence of defects. This implies a modification of the COI test.
4. The Good Manufacturing Practices set up by the Flair team are proposed as a European standard for process control and quality system certification.
5. Nutritional studies demonstrate that extra virgin olive oil has a noticeable in vivo antioxidant activity. This activity is related to the tocopherols and phenols content of oil and is highly varietydependent.

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Published

1994-04-30

How to Cite

1.
Peri C, Rastelli C. Implications for the future and recommendations for modifications to current regulations concerning virgin olive oil. Grasas aceites [Internet]. 1994Apr.30 [cited 2024Apr.22];45(1-2):60-1. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/971

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Section

Monography