Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5.0 Testing & Compliance

To ensure the highest level of quality olive oil is achieved, the highest quality fruit must be grown and the highest quality production processes utilized throughout the milling facility from beginning to end. These production requirements are based on prior results and therefore represent a set of best practices and guidelines for the farmer. The proof of these processes should be, but is not always, evident in the sensory and chemical analyses of the resulting olive oil.

5.1 Test Frequency

5.1.1 Intial Sample testing must be collected from numbered lot bulk storage and sent to third party testing facility to ensure compliance    
5.1.2 Random Samples will be purchased anonymously from UP supplied stores and sent to a third party testing facility    

5.2 Testing Centers

5.2.1 All chemical testing and analyses must be performed at a third party certified laboratory    
5.2.2 All UP olive oils must have a third-party Certificate of Authenticity (COA) on file with a certified laboratory    

5.3 Test Procedures

5.3.1 Test samples must follow a complete chain of custody to ensure integrity)    
5.3.2 UP supplied stores will be audited randomly for storage, cleaning, and labeling practices as defined in the supplier agreement