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Dan Flynn

The Market Potential of Oleocanthal

The very interesting speech of Mr. Dan Flynn, Executive Director of UC Davis Olive Center, presented to the international conference of Oleocanthal International Society, held in Ancient Olympia, June 2-3, 2016. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I …
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The global scientific community acknowledges the recent adoption of the professor of the Department of Food Chemistry at the Aristotle University Demetrius Boskou titled "Οlive and Olive Oil Bioactive Constituents"   Press here to read the review of the scientific journal of the Ne…
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Vassilis Zampounis

New grade and labeling standards for olive oils

The newly formed Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) already presented its recommendations on new grade and labeling standards for olive oils to the California Department of Food & Agriculture ( CDFA).
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The wording for this claim is that “olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids” whereas it may be used “only for olive oil, which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil
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Despite the absence of the International Olive Council (IOC) from the last session of Codex Alimentarius in Malaysia, the demand of Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and USA to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil from 4 to 4.8 percent wasn’t accepted.
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