AboutOliveOil.Org Certified Quality Seal Program

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NAOOA Certified Olive Oils

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) conducts 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 by the North American Olive Oil Association for both purity and quality. Look for our About Olive Oil.Org quality seal when shopping for olive oils.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Alessi

  • Alessi Premium Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2019)

Carlini (Aldi)

  • Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)
  • Carlini Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)
  • Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)

Cibaria

  • Cibaria Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2015)

Colavita

  • Colavita Premium Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)
  • Colavita Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)
  • Colavita 100% Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection*
     (Since 2020)
  • Colavita 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium World Selection*
     (Since 2020)
  • Colavita Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)
  • Colavita 100% Pure Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)

Filippo Berio

  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2017)
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicato
     (Since 2017)
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robusto
     (Since 2017)
  • Filippo Berio Light-Tasting Olive Oil
     (Since 2018)
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
     (Since 2017)
  • Filippo Berio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
     (Since 2017)
  • Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
     (Since 2018)
  • Filippo Berio California Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
     (Since 2018)

Flor do Alentejo USA LLC

  • Flor do Alentejo Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)

Goya

  • Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)
  • Goya Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2018)
  • Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)
  • Goya Puro Olive Oil
     (Since 2016)
  • Goya Light-Tasting Olive Oil
     (Since 2018)

Guillen

  • Guillen Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2020)

Iliada

  • Iliada Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)

La Tourangelle

  • La Tourangelle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2015)
  • La Tourangelle Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2020)

Napa Valley Naturals

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2017)

Origin 846

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
     (Since 2018)
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
     (Since 2018)
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Pompeian

  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robust
      (Since 2016)
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Smooth
      (Since 2016)
  • Pompeian Classic Olive Oil
      (Since 2013)
  • Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      (Since 2013)
  • Pompeian Light-Tasting Olive Oil
      (Since 2013)
  • Pompeian 100% Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
      (Since 2019)
  • Pompeian Familia Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
      (Since 2019)
  • Pompeian Familia Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
      (Since 2019)
  • Pompeian November Moon Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
      (Since 2019)

Primal Kitchen

  • Primal Kitchen Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2019)

Roland

  • American Roland Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)

Sprouts

  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Italy*
     (Since 2017)
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Greece*
     (Since 2017)
  • Sprouts Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Spain*
     (Since 2017)
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
     (Since 2019)

Star

  • Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)

Terra Delyssa

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
     (Since 2018)
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
     (Since 2018)

Whole Foods

  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy
     (Since 2014)
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Seville
     (Since 2014)
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Greece
     (Since 2014)
  • Whole Foods Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal
     (Since 2014)
  • 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2019)
  • 365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)
  • 365 Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)
  • 365 Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Unfiltered 
     (Since 2013)
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)
  • 365 Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Organic
     (Since 2015)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
     (Since 2019)

Zoe

  • Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     (Since 2013)
  • Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil *
     (Since 2019)

* Indicates application pending

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

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