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:
SA OLIVE ORGANOLEPTIC TASTING PANEL
The SA Olive Organoleptic Tasting Panel (the Panel) is the vehicle through which SA Olive implements its strategy of adherence to quality standards in EVOO production. The Panel consists of a group of olive oil tasters with diverse backgrounds who have voluntarily committed to placing their sensory skills at the service of the olive industry. All tasters espouse a set of agreed principles that have been documented, along with other information, in the PANEL HANDBOOK. The Panel has received accreditation with the IOC for the period 2022-2023.
If you are interested in joining the Panel, or just attending a tasting session as an observer, contact Vittoria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following laboratories are SANAS accredited for FFA and PV analyses on olive oil:
Peter Johnson Laboratories
SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd