THE WINNERS OF THE 3rd HELLENIC COMPETITION OF STANDARDIZED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2008-2009 & OLIVE OIL PACKAGING
Successfully was completed the "3rd Hellenic Competition of Standardized Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2008-2009 & Olive Oil Packaging" organized by the Cultural Organization «Routes of the Olive Tree» in cooperation with the Department of Consumers Affairs of the Ministry of Development, the Hellenic Organization of tasting olive products (EL.E.G.E.P.), the Network of Olive Oil Producing Cities (D.E.P.E.) and the generous support of the National Interprofessional Organization of Olive Oil & Olives, the Hellenic Central Union of Chambers and Messinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The competition foreseen evaluation of extra virgin olive oil samples of the 2008-2009 harvest on a TASTE level and on the level of PACKAGING of the final product. In the competition participated 28 companies and unions from all over Greece with samples which after the evaluation process were in two categories: A.Olive oils of robust fruity intensity B. Olive oils of medium fruity intensity.
THE EVALUATION OF THE TASTE was made at the Chemical Laboratories of the Ministry of Development, in special areas, from the team of Connoisseurs of the Department of Consumers Affairs in accordance with the deontology which concerns the maintenance of unimpeachable of the contest and of the scientific method of tasting.
THE EVALUATION OF THE PACKAGE took place at the Hellenic Central Union of Chambers in accordance with the rules provided in the Contest Regulation. The samples of each category were judged by the Evaluation Committee in which took part managers of high professional profile.
After the process of the evaluation, winners of the product and of the package were the following:
OLIVE OILS of robust fruity intensity
1st AWARD: the company AGROVIM A.E. with the extra virgin olive oil ELAIONION POP KALAMATA (Kalamata, Messinia)
2nd AWARD: Agricultural Union KRITSAS with the extra virgin olive oil KRITSA 0,3 (Kritsa Lasithi, Crete)
Olive oils of medium fruity intensity
1st AWARD: Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of SITIA with the extra virgin olive oil SITIA 0, 3 (Sitia, Crete)
2nd AWARD: company M. & A. ΧΡΟΝΑΚΙ «PANGEA» with the extra virgin olive oil Mythia (Herakleion, Crete)