Palmer Orlandi, AOAC’s Chief Science Officer, traveled to Rotterdam, The Netherlands in early November, representing AOAC at a special session of the 33rd European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) conference. The session was dedicated to the OLEUM Project and its work to better guarantee olive oil quality and authenticity by empowering detection and fostering prevention of olive oil fraud. Specifically, the special session highlighted the Project’s new dedicated OLEUM Network, aimed at enlarging the international body of expertise in the analysis of olive oils by congregating a wide user community of laboratories and related stakeholders active in the analysis and authentication of olive oil.

Dr. Orlandi spoke about AOAC and its relationship to OLEUM, including interactions towards the validation of targeted and untargeted methods for the quality and authenticity of olive oils.