The European Union (EU) regulates a legal framework for the food industry and operators to highlight the food's health and nutritional benefits on the packaging. In doing this, the European Food Safety Association evaluates and approves the Health Claim based on scientific evidence, which is then listed (Commission Regulation (EU) 432/2012) and regulated by the European Commission. This Health Claim ensures that any claim on the food labelling, presentation and advertising are clearly stated and accurate without any misrepresentation that can mislead consumers.
Extra virgin olive oil contains Polyphenols, also known as antioxidants, vital to human health and help protect blood lipids from oxidative stress or deterioration. Therefore, a health claim requires an extra virgin olive oil to contain at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20g of olive oil. Chrisopigi EVOO contains 5.2 mg laboratory tested and certified. Read more by clicking on the Chemical Analysis button below.
Studies have shown extra virgin olive oil to be a critical component of the Mediterranean diet, promoting human health and longevity. Further evidence that you are consuming guaranteed food quality.