Code of Practice
The Australian Olive Industry Code of Practice was developed to underpin and enhance the high quality of all Australian olive products and associated production processes. The Code stands behind industry efforts to educate consumers and to promote the quality of Australian olive products such as the Australian Extra Virgin campaign for Australian extra virgin olive oil.
This is a voluntary Code, designed to support quality, authenticity and confidence in the Australian olive industry and its products. It supplements the provisions of the Australian Standards for Olive Oil and Pomace Oil (AS 5264-2011), Food Standards Australia New Zealand Code and related legislation, the Trade Practices Act, State and Territory fair trading food safety and health legislation, and international rules and codes with similar aims, such as those of the International Olive Council, American Oil Chemists Society, International Standards Organisation and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
The Code gives assurance to customers and provides certification and monitoring processes for producers of olive oil and in the future for producers of table olives, other food products marketed as olive products and other products where an olive product is the characterising or predominant ingredient. The Code establishes the means for continuing consumer sensitive management, certification and monitoring processes. It also commits the industry to ecologically sustainable production methods.
Thank You!! The AOA wishes to thank the numerous industry members across Australia and the many other stakeholders that have been involved since 2005 in the development of the Code. In particular we wish to commend the commitment and work of Nelson Quinn, retired Board member of the AOA, who played the major role in setting up the Code during all of its development.
We would also like to give a big thank you to everyone involved in the Code Review which took up a lot of time during 2012. We are always looking to improve everything we do and the AOA appreciates everyone's dedicated to this very time consuming task.
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