The Olive Oil Commission of California, or OOCC, is a California government entity operating under authority provided in the California Food and Agriculture Code. The OOCC has an elective program to certify olive oils in California. This is to ensure that you as a consumer can rely on quality of our products. The OOCC was established, and is funded by California olive oil farmers. California olive oil handlers who produce 5,000 gallons or more are required by law to participate in the OOCC’s mandatory government sampling and testing program. Producers with less than 5,000 gallons may voluntarily participate in the OOCC’s government sampling program.
IL Fiorello is proud to announce that as an artisan grower, we have been acknowledged by the OOCC as a participant in this program again this year.
This program is voluntary and we pay fees to have our oils inspected and verified. We submit our certification tests to the OOCC. They in turn sample our oils, and have yet another certifying agency test the oils.
The OOCC exists so that customers can have confidence in olive oil from California.
The OOCC supports California olive farmers by:
- Developing and enforcing standards for the purity and quality of California olive oil.
- Verifying California olive oil quality through mandatory government sampling and third-party analysis.
- Promoting simple, clear accurate labels for California olive oil.
- Conducting research to assist farmers in successfully growing a healthy, sustainable, crop.
- California olive oil is accurately labeled.
- Customers can have confidence in the quality of California olive oil.
- All California olive oil is trusted and valued.
Learn more about the OOCC, and its forward thinking premise to deliver quality olive oils in California.
We are proud to be a member of this organization.
Reference: Olive Oil Commission of California
1521 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 441-1581