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Mafia Reportedly Trading in Counterfeit Olive Oil and Cheese

Mafia Reportedly Trading in Counterfeit Olive Oil and Cheese

A parliamentary report suggests that organized crime is putting the Italian food industry's reputation 'at risk'

Olive oil might not be the only pantry staple falsely claiming its Italian origins; a new Italian parliamentary report finds that revenue from agriculture and food businesses make up 5.6 percent of Italy's organized crime business.

Criminal groups, the report says, are underpaying producers, trading in Italian counterfeit food products, and overcharging consumers.

Specifically, the president of Italy's largest farmers' group claims that the mafia is passing off olive oil and cheese as "made in Italy," when the product actually comes from cheaper, imported raw materials. It's almost as scandalous as the crazy truffle market.

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64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

Some consumers are concerned about the rumors that are circulating about fake olive oil. For consumers seeking extra reassurance, here is a list of the olive oils that are enrolled in the North American Olive Oil Association's (NAOOA's) About Olive Oil Quality Seal program for random testing and certification of both purity and quality.

The About Olive Oil Quality Seal program is the nation's largest and most complete olive oil testing and certification program. We purchase olive oil from supermarkets in the USA and Canada and test multiple times per year for adherence to the standards set by the International Olive Council (IOC). The olive oils listed below are certified for both purity and quality.

Our list of certified olive oil changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list.

Brands that are part of the About Olive Oil Quality Seal program may bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of September 1, 2020, the list is as follows:

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil
  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Primal Kitchen

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Unfiltered Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 365 Organic Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How does the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program work?
Participants in the AboutOliveOil.org Seal Program must agree to have us randomly test their products, which we sample from store shelves, and submit the samples to certified independent laboratories. The oils are tested to ensure that they meet or exceed the standards set by the International Olive Council. Participants pay a fee to participate in the program and license the AboutOliveOil.org Seal for use on their packaging. It does not mean that we test every bottle or even every lot. However, the penalty for getting caught is severe. If we can confirm that a product we have tested is not authentic, the company is required to conduct a recall of the licensed products from all stores across North America.

Do you test all brands?
No. We only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program. The program is currently only open to members of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Does the fact that an olive oil does not have your seal mean that the olive oil is not authentic?
The answer is emphatically no, for a number of reasons. First, we only test bottles of companies that agree to take part in the program and pay the licensing fee.

More importantly, notwithstanding what you may have read elsewhere, scientists from the FDA have concluded in a study published in 2015 that the risk of purchasing a bottle of adulterated EVOO is low (less than 5%). The scientists randomly sampled 88 bottles of EVOO that they purchased from supermarkets and online stores, and did not find a single instance of adulteration. This may not be what you read on the internet (even from sources you may otherwise believe to be reliable), but you have to ask yourself whether you are more comfortable believing a published report from FDA scientists, or some journalist that is trying to sell a story. We invite you to read more stories related to olive oil quality on our blog.

So even if a product does not have a certification seal, you should feel confident you are getting authentic products, especially if you buy from a retailer that you trust, select a brand that you know, and/or do not pay a price that is “too-good-to-be-true.”

The brand I usually buy does not have your seal…when will you test it?
We only test brands that agree to be part of our program. Please inquire with the brand and suggest that they might join.


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