Agriculture wants to expand sectoral analyzes for classification of olive oil in Brazil

Updated Jun 6, 2023
São Paulo, 06/05/2023 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock held a technical meeting with representatives of institutions and associations at the Federal Laboratory for Agricultural Defense in Rio Grande do Sul (LFDA-RS) to encourage the creation of new sensory panels aimed at classification of the types of olive oil offered in the country.
"The meeting sought to encourage other institutions to adopt the methodology that will contribute to the improvement of commercialized olive oil, since Brazil is the second largest importer of olive oil in the world", said the folder in a note. Sensory analysis is provided for in Normative Instruction No. 01/2012 and is the only method to determine whether an olive oil is in fact extra virgin or not. Currently, the LFDA-RS virgin olive oil sensory analysis panel has 20 trained evaluators and is the only one in Brazil recognized by the International Olive Council (COI) for carrying out the classification technique. The director of the Department of Products of Plant Origin at the Ministry, Hugo Caruso, explains in the note that when the sensory panel of the LFDA-RS indicates a non-compliance in the product, there is no other panel in Brazil for the importer to carry out a probative analysis, leaving him to send the product to Argentina or Uruguay. Coffee - The meeting also included ...
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