On 10 and 11 March 2022, the Executive Secretariat held a meeting with expert chemists from around the world. Observers from a number of countries and institutions attended, including Australia, Canada, the USA, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Organization for Standardization, and representatives of the Advisory Committee.
The attendees discussed matters of interest in the fields of standardisation, research and the study of methods of analysis to guarantee the quality and authenticity of olive oils and olive-pomace oils. Among the presentations given were the conclusions of the analysis of data from different countries; the studies on volatile compounds and the approved reports on harmonising international standards; the results of the collaborative trials (phenolic compounds, waxes and pesticides); and priorities for future work, such as creating specific electronic working groups and organising collaborative trials. The possible revision of methods and parameters will be presented at the 115th session of the Council of Members.
Further infomation is available on this link: https://www.internationaloliveoil.org/what-we-do/chemistry-standardisation-unit/standards-and-methods/