The OLEUM Project: Analytical Solutions Addressing Olive Oil Quality and Authenticity Issues
OLEUM aims to better guarantee olive oil quality and authenticity by empowering detection and fostering prevention of olive oil fraud.
The project will:
- Develop new and/or improved analytical methods and reference materials for assuring the quality and authenticity of olive oil.
- Develop the OLEUM Databank, an online integrated quality assurance databse of olive oil analytical methods and data related to chemical, physical and sensory characteristics.
- Support a worldwide community of public and private analytical laboratories involved in the analysis of olive oil, therefore establishing a wide OLEUM Network.
The project will address, through research and development, four main gaps in the olive oil sector: legislative and regulatory, analytical, harmonisation and coordination, and consumer and market confidence.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635690.