Trusted Italian foods responds to “Agromafia” outrage over authentic EVOO
PITTSBURGH, PA, JANUARY 11, 2016—With so many imposters out there, how do you know your extra virgin olive oil is what it claims to be? Many so-called “extra virgin” olive oils are blends of substandard olive oils and some aren’t even the Italian product they claim to be. For instance, just because an oil is bottled in a particular country, it does not mean the olives are grown in that country. But why is that important, you might wonder. Keep reading!
What does it take to create an authentic extra virgin olive oil? First, to be considered extra virgin, an oil must be “cold” pressed (at a temperature below 85˚F). It cannot be extracted with heat or chemicals. Next, extra virgin oil must pass many tests to claim its top-quality status. Organoleptic (taste) tests check for defects. A myriad of chemical tests take place too. The most important one checks that the oleic acidity is below .8% at press. If an olive oil claims to be Italian, it should not just be packaged or produced in Italy, but made with Italian-grown olives. This ensures consistency in flavor, color, texture and freshness.
DeLallo Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a guaranteed authentic, 100% Italian, extra-virgin oil made from only the finest blend of Italian olives. Because these olives come from a single country of origin (the regions of Puglia and Campagna), DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil delivers unmatched quality, boasting that consistency in flavor, color, texture and freshness. To carry on their values of quality, integrity and consistency, DeLallo receives organoleptic and chemical analyses every shipment from their production facility. This allows DeLallo to monitor product and fulfill their promise of a top quality olive oil that is 100% Italian, 100% cold pressed extra virgin and free from any contaminants or additives. Beyond this, a third-party independent laboratory analyzes DeLallo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil to validate its quality and authenticity.
DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available in most retail locations nationwide and available online at DeLallo.com.
About The George DeLallo Company
The George DeLallo Company is a family-owned and operated Italian foods manufacturer and distributor based just outside of Pittsburgh in Jeannette, PA. Along with specialty Italian products that include pasta, pasta sauces, olive oils, vinegars, bruschettas and peppers, the company offers a full line of Olives & Antipasti sourced from all around the world. DeLallo believes that the best dishes are made with fresh, simple ingredients—the heart of Italy’s celebrated cuisine. For over 60 years, DeLallo has made it easy to enjoy the best of the Mediterranean, founded on a passion for great food and generations of family tradition.
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