The chemistry experts have been invited to headquarters on 3 and 4 October for a meeting on analytical methods. Participants will discuss the adopted methods for the analysis of virgin olive oils and olive-pomace oils as well as new methods, the results of ongoing studies and ring tests and relations with other standar- disation bodies.
The IOC has organised a workshop on the quality, authenticity and organoleptic characteristics of virgin olive oils as part of the international standardisation and harmonisation of standards to defend the IOC standard and strengthen relations between the IOC and the United States. The workshop will take place in Andalusia from 7 to 12 October.
On 15 October, the 54th meeting of the Advisory Committee and the 55th meeting of the Signatory Associa- tions to the Agreement on Quality Control will be held at headquarters.
The IOC will also attend the Torribera Mediterranean Center conference in Barcelona on 15 and 16 October.
Lastly, a meeting of the scientific commission of nutrition experts will take place on 21 October in Sevilleon the occasion of the 17th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss studies on the nutritional properties of olive oil products and to propose new research projects to improveknowledge on the benefits of olive oil consumption.
A workshop is also planned for 24 October as part of the Oleum project at the Instituto de la Grasa in Seville (Spain).
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