The award ceremony for the 3rd National Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Turkey, organised by National Olive and Table Olive Council of Turkey under institutional patronage of the International Olive Council, was held on 8 March 2019 in Izmir, Turkey, alongside the 9th Olivtech Olive, Olive Oil and Technologies Fair.
Mr. Mustafa SEPETCI, Deputy Executive Director of the IOC, took part in the award ceremony and the panel on olive oil. Mr. Sezai UÇARMAK, Deputy Minister of Trade, also took part in the ceremony and visited the fair.
The winners were chosen by a group of international judges who rated candidates on their complexity, harmony and persistence as well as their olfactory, gustatory and retro nasal sensations.
A certificate and gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for "intense fruitiness", "medium fruitiness", "mild fruitiness" and "ripe fruitiness" categories.
Companies were selected based on the following four categories:
FIRST PRIZE – GOLD MEDAL
Intense Fruitiness Nova-Vera Gida ve Tarim San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Medium Fruitiness Poyraz Zeytinyaği Tarim San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Mild Fruitiness Gökduman Tarim Gida Turizm. Tic.Ltd.Şti
Ripe Fruitiness Ahmet Çakiroğlu Eka Zeytinyaği Ve Gida
SECOND PRIZE – SILVER MEDAL
Intense Fruitiness Biofarm Organik Tarim Ce Gida Ürünleri San.Tic.Ltd.Şti
Medium Fruitiness Uysallar Yağ San. A.Ş.
Mild Fruitiness Özgün Zeytin Zeytinyaği A.Ş
Ripe Fruitiness Dino Uluslararasi Dan. Rek.Tan. Hiz. Turizm San. T.A.Ş.
THIRD PRIZE – BRONZE MEDAL
Medium Fruitiness Caymaz Tarim Ürünleri Tic. San. Ltd. Şti.
Mild Fruitiness İbrahim Mustafa Cömert
Ripe Fruitiness Ayazbey Gida Ltd.Şti.
Intense Fruitiness Erpa Turizm Kimya San. Tic.Ltd.Şti.
Intense Fruitiness Savola Gida San. A.Ş.
Photo by IOC