64 Certified Pure Olive Oils

September 1, 2020

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.

buyingOO.jpgThe 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.

NAOOA_Seal_color.jpgOur 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:

Alessi

  • Alessi Premium Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Aldi

  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carlini Olive Oil

Cibaria

  • Cibaria Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Colavita

  • 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

  • Flor do Alentejo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Goya

  • 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

Guillen

  • Guillen Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Iliada

  • Iliada Extra Virgin Olive Oil

La Tourangelle

  • La Tourangelle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • La Tourangelle Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Origin 846
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Pompeian

  • 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

  • Primal Kitchen Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Roland

  • American Roland Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sprouts

  • 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

Star

  • Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Terra Delyssa

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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

Zoe

  • Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

FAQ

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.

I just purchased a bottle from a company whose name is listed on your webpage of certified brands, but the bottle does not have the seal on the label. Does that mean it is not authentic?
No. There are a couple of reasons why this may be the case. The AboutOliveOil.org Quality Seal program is product specific—not company specific. Companies have to pay the fee for each specific product. A company might agree to pay the fee for their best-selling item, e.g., “Premium EVOO,” but not for a product that does not have wide distribution or high sales, e.g. “Organic Limited Edition EVOO.”

Also, it is important to know that companies in the program are not required to put the AboutOliveOil.org seal on their labels. Many are content just to have the seal listed on the website, because labels get crowded and they may wish to use the space for other information. So it is possible that it is the case with the products you have purchased.

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

 

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