is to PROTECT THE INTERNATIONAL EXTRA VIRGIN STANDARD FOR OLIVE OIL.
In 2016, the law bringing us the "EXTRA VIRGIN" standard was celebrating its 50th birthday (regulation No 136/66/EEC of the Council of 22 September 1966). Unfortunately, as we all know, many of the olive oils that consumers buy today are far away from that - although they are labelled as "EXTRA VIRGIN".
IOF has been founded to protect the quality standard "Extra Virgin" (EU; Codex Alimentarius; Switzerland) as well as the consumers of olive oil. All over the world.
The board of IOF - International Olive Foundation consists of worldwide recognised experts such as official olive oil tasters, olive oil panel leaders, olive oil chemists and olive oil quality consultants as well as of international lawyers, mediators and interpreters.
To accomplish IOF's target the foundation needs your help. Also financially. Please donate the amount which suits best for you. No matter whether you are a company or a private person. You will get a sponsor's certificate from IOF - International Olive Foundation.