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Further information on the results of the inspection of olive oils


The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) issues more specific information concerning the inspection activity focused on the quality of olive oils in the Czech Republic.

The results of the inspection activity show that approximately one third of the evaluated samples were unsatisfactory. Some of the olive oils failed to comply with the parameters of the “extra virgin” oils, and they were in fact lower grade oils. One of the samples even corresponded to the category “lampante” oil, which must not be offered as foodstuff. In two other cases, CAFIA found out that mandatory information were stated inadequately.

The inspectors took a total of 20 samples of olive oils originating in different countries and sold on the Czech market to be analysed. The aim of the activity was to check whether extra virgin and virgin olive oils meet physical, chemical and sensory parameters laid down by Commission Regulation (EEC) 2568/91 and the requirements of other regulations.

The analyses carried out in the accredited Laboratory of Olive Oil Tasting in Slovenia and in its own accredited laboratory confirmed that 5 samples were not “extra virgin” oils, as the producers stated on the labelling, but they were lower quality oils. Domestic consumers were thus provided with misleading information as regards the oil category. For a total of 2 other samples, inspectors found out only shortcomings in the labelling of the oils.

An overview of all compliant and non-compliant samples CAFIA published on its website Food Pillory in the section Thematic inspections.


Article by: Bc. Marek Bartík – Officer responsible for communication,

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