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Table 3 Olive oils purchased in Italy: commercial categories as determined according to EEC Regulation 2568/91

From: Panel test and chemical analyses of commercial olive oils: a comparative study

Sample Origin   LAB-Greece LAB-Slovenia LAB-Spain 1 LAB-Abruzzo (IT) LAB-Lazio (IT) LAB-Liguria (IT) LAB-Sicily (IT) LAB-Veneto (IT)
Oi 1 U.E. (Greece/Italy) Organoleptic evaluation Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Extra Extra
Chemical analysis Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
Oi 2 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Lampante Virgin Lampante Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Virgin
Chemical analysis Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Extra
Oi 3 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Lampante Virgin Lampante Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Virgin
Chemical analysis Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
Oi 4 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Lampante Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Virgin
Chemical analysis Virgin Extra Virgin Extra Virgin
Oi 5 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Lampante Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Extra Extra
Chemical analysis Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra
Oi 6 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Virgin Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
Chemical analysis Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
Oi 7 U.E. Organoleptic evaluation Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Extra Extra
Chemical analysis Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
Oi 8 U.E. and not U.E. (Italy/Spain/Tunisia) Organoleptic evaluation Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Extra Extra Extra Virgin
Chemical analysis Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra
  1. Extra extra virgin olive oil, Virgin virgin olive oil, Lampante lampante olive oil