• Requests the Government to act against the producers of those it suspects if it verifies that there is an alteration of the samples
• Alert that the rest of the sector can be affected and requires names
Madrid, April 27, 2016.
The Ministries of Agriculture and Health have the «well-founded suspicion» that some olive oil producing companies are «altering samples» and selling the food at a higher price than it would be due to its quality. INNOLIVA claims that it is verified if the suspects are really committing such a scam and, if so, they take measures against the guilty parties, since the lack of specificity puts the rest of the sector in doubt.
Eldiario.es reported a few days ago of the letter sent by the Directorate General of the Food Industry in which the regions were asked to adopt measures and sealing systems to avoid handling the samples. However, according to the same newspaper, although the Administration does not trust the producers, it does not make any statements about it or point to any company.
INNOLIVA urges that the question be investigated and verified if this practice has actually been carried out. If it is confirmed, it asks the Government to identify the companies and take action against them. However, it considers that, until that happens, the general distrust of Agriculture and Health can have a negative effect on the rest of the sector, which does act in accordance with the regulations and offers both a price and a label according to the quality of its oil, so ask caution in the affirmations.
The company from Navarra also confirms that strict controls are carried out throughout the production process so that your product meets all the requirements that must be demanded of an AOVE Premium.
The company, which has its head office in Pamplona (Spain), owns more than 5,000 hectares of irrigated olive groves, located in Spain and Portugal, where the Mediterranean climate gives the olive tree the ideal environment for the development and maturation of the fruit; and it favors the obtaining of Extra Virgin Olive Oils with excellent sensory qualities.
With its production system, they guarantee the integral traceability of the entire process: from the olive tree to the final customer.
They make their Extra Virgin Olive Oil cold in the shortest time possible from the entrance of the olive in the oil mill. And they take care of the oil already produced to maintain their excellent sensory and healthy qualities as long as possible.