Mercedes Fernández. IOC.

Dr. Mercedes Fernández Albaladejo will explain the role of the International Olive Council (IOC) in the international standardization of olive products starting with an introduction of the IOC, its mission, vision and objectives.

She will then explain the IOC’s international standards related to the production and marketing of olive oils, touching on the importance of quality in these products. She will also explore the regulations and certifications needed to ensure that products meet quality requirements. Then, the IOC quality and purity parameters will be detailed, with reference to the IOC methods and the work led by the expert groups to determine these parameters. Finally, the organoleptic assessment of virgin olive oils will be explained, focusing on the methods of sensory analysis used to determine the quality of extra virgin olive oils, highlighting the importance of these analyses to guarantee the quality of the final products.