EXTRA VIRGIN DOP OLIVE OIL IS SAFE
Within the recent extra virgin olive oil fraud, Garda DOP olive oil is a synonym of a good quality safe product.
The words of the Veneto regional council member Giuseppe Pan are positive. He recently spoke about extra virgin olive oil: “Those who buy certified extra virgin olive oil with DOP protected appellation dcan keep calm about the safety and quality of what they are consuming. Expecially those who buy Garda Dop olive oil and Veneto Dop have the certainty that they are tasting the product that is the result of the squeezing of selected olives from our territory, cultivated and processed according to specific regulations, ground in olive presses that guarantee the exclusiveness of origin, flavour and biodiversity”.
Through a press release by the Veneto Region, the council member stressed ho olive oil produced in Veneto is trusted by the markets and by consumers, thanks to “the activity of Producers Associations”. In fact if on one hand the regional organs work constantly in order to guarantee maximum surveillance on the production of the two DOP, on the other hand the constant actions of tutelage and safeguard promoted by our Association in order to guarantee authenticity and quality of Garda DOP olive oil against abuse, counterfit products and improper use of the appellation. Among these there is for instance the recent redesign of the symbol – in accordance with the new regulations – an essential tool in order of recognition for the consumer who can easily distinguish the Garda oil of protected appellation from other types of oil on the market.
To sum things up, the consumer who wants to be sure when buying extra virgin olive oil of the origin of the quality can do so, knowing that – as stated by the Vice-Chairman of the Garda DOP Producers Association, Laura Turri – “quality exists and it is produced, under the appellation Garda DOP, by olive growers of the production chain of three regions: Veneto, together with Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige, as well as the provinces of Verona, Brescia, Mantua and Trento. It is a high value product, traced and safe thanks to a careful and precise control program”.