02 Jun

USDA Looks at Revising Olive Oil Grades

The USDA is seeking comments on proposals to change olive oil grading in the United States to bring it in line with international standards.

Lloyd C. Day, administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, said, “The California Olive Oil Council, a trade association of olive oil producers, petitioned USDA to revise the current standards to conform to current industry standards commonly accepted in the United States and abroad. The proposed revised standards provide a common language for trade and provide consumers more assurance of the quality of olive oil that they purchase.”

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