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21 Olive Oil Brands Certified for Authenticity

[fa icon="clock-o"] Dec 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM [fa icon="folder-open'] Olive Oil Quality

Need help selecting an olive oil? Check out this list of olive oils certified for both purity and quality by the North American Olive Oil Association. 

buyingOO.jpgThe North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) conducts the nation's largest olive oil testing and certification program. We collect samples of extra virgin olive oil and olive oil off-the-shelf and test them for the full range of purity parameters in the global trade standards set forth by the International Olive Council (IOC), a United Nations-chartered organization that has been recognized for more than 50 years as the worldwide quality-standard setting body for the olive oil industry.

Brands that have opted to join our seal program agree to testing at least twice a year and their olive oils are tested for quality as well as purity.  Brands in the NAOOA Quality Seal Program now represent more than one-third of the total tracked retail volume share of olive oil, plus a large share of private label olive oil volume.

NAOOA_Seal_color.jpgOur list of seal brands changes on a regular basis. Please refer to our master list of certified olive oils for an up to date list of certified olive oils. 

Brands that are part of the NAOOA seal program bear this mark in either black and white or color.

As of December 5, 2016, the list is as follows:

365 Brand (Whole Foods)

Aldi

 Athenos

Bertolli

Carlini

Cibaria

  • Cibaria Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Classico

Colavita

Filippo Berio

Goya

Iliada

La Tourangelle

Pompeian

Roland

Sclafani

Sprouts

Star

Wegmans

* Note: As of Jan 31, 2017, Wegman's is no longer participating in the NAOOA seal program. 

Whole Foods

Zathune

Zoe

There are  many brands of olive oils not listed above. Absence from the above list does not mean that there are issues with the olive oil.  In addition to the Certified Quality Seal Program, the NAOOA has been monitoring the overall market and testing both member and non-member brands for more than 25 years. In the past three years, the NAOOA tested nearly 500 bottles of olive oil, averaging 167 bottles per year, with the brands collected representing about 40-50% of the total retail olive oil market each year. On average, 5% of the bottles tested didn’t meet the IOC standard, while the market share of the brands not meeting the standard was only 1% combined.

You can feel confident purchasing olive oil in North America knowing that the vast majority of olive oils sold in our market meet global trade standards maintained by the IOC. 

Want to know more about how to buy a good olive oil?   Read our tips.

 


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