IOC request for new phenolic testing methods confirms inadequacy of current tests

08/26/2014 | Olive Oil Times

The International Olive Council is seeking new methods for quantifying phenolic compounds in olive oil to support health claims in labeling. The move is an acknowledgement that current methods are inadequate, Athan Gadanidis writes. "It will take at least another year before the [Nuclear Magnetic Resonance] method can be approved as an official IOC accepted method for measuring specific phenolic compounds in [extra virgin olive oil], or at least be used to calibrate existing methods such as [High-Performance Liquid Chromatography] to increase their accuracy," Gadanidis notes.

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