COMMITMENT TO COMPLIANCE

CTC SEAL

To ensure that the consumer chooses the best quality locally produced oils, SA Olive has introduced a seal that will appear on olive oils of participating SA Olive members.

For the consumer, the CTC Seal means:

  • The producer confirms that the content is 100% South African.
  • The year of harvest will be prominently displayed, indicating the freshness of the oil.
  • The producer is committed to the standards set in the SA Olive Codes of Practice, which are based on international quality standards.
  • Honest and transparent labelling – if the label states that the content is Extra Virgin, the producer verifies that the content is in fact Extra Virgin and not Virgin, or a Refined Olive Oil.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

CTC SCHEME

1

Read the Manual

View the latest CTC Procedural Manual, explaining the criteria and application process.

2

Complete the Application Form

Download the CTC Application Form.

Add the Following to the form:

  • Copies of the actual labels (refer to CTC manual and labelling law for details)
  • Certificate of analysis from a certified laboratory (Free Fatty Acids and Peroxide Values)
  • A minimum of two samples of 250ml each (the second sample is opened if a retasting is required)

3

Check the Tasting Dates

The panel usually meets every Monday. Review the CTC tasting dates 2021.

4

Deliver the form, documents and samples

Deliver to SA Olive by 12:00 on the Friday prior to the tasting date. If the form and documents are incomplete the oil will not be tested. Refer to this document if you need to create a LOT number.

5

Testing

The SA Olive panel tastes the oil to determine if it’s extra virgin and free of any defects. 

6

Report

A tasting report is sent to the applicant. One report for each sample submitted.

7

Order your CTC Seals

If the report states that the oil is certified as extra virgin, CTC seals can be ordered by sending a mail to info@saolive.co.za.

8

Invoice

SA Olive provides the producer with invoices for the oils tasted and seals collected.

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

During the past years, South African Extra Virgin Olive Oils have regularly received international quality awards, proving that locally produced Extra Virgin Olive Oils can compete successfully with the best in the world. Refer to the list of Scheme participants below to find your closest source of quality EVOO.

View the CTC participant lists below:

PLEASE NOTE

If the report states the oil is NOT certified as extra virgin, contact the SA Olive Manager at manager@saolive.co.za.

GOT ANY

QUESTIONS?

If you have any enquiries, contact

SA Olive Secretariat, Marita Bussack at info@saolive.co.za
Executive Manager, Vittoria Jooste at manager@saolive.co.za