California Olive Oil Council (COOC) Seal of Approval

Definition: 

The certification program seeks to replicate the standards set by the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC). To gain certification, you must submit your oil(s) to the California Olive Oil Council Panel of Tasters for sensory evaluation and also have a chemical analysis conducted. The chemical analysis will determine if the oil contains 0.5 % or less free fatty acids as well as a peroxide value of 20 meq O2/kg or less. Additionally, if you produce 50 gallons or more, an ultra violet absorbency analysis is also required.