Some 40 panel leaders and deputy panel leaders belonging to the 21 Tunisian panels with IOC recognition took part in a harmonisation workshop at the National Olive Oil Board training centre in Tunis on 1 December 2021.
The course, which was given as part of the country’s World Olive Day celebrations, was run by two IOC experts in sensory analysis. The goal of the session was to reduce discrepancies and differences in results to ensure harmonisation between tasting panels.
Harmonization is one of the main objectives of the Standards and Research Unit of the International Olive Council. To this end, the Executive Secretariat organizes an annual harmonisation workshop for IOC-recognized tasting panels. The next workshop is scheduled for September 2022. Further information on participation and samples will be provided in due course.