MoniQA at OLEUM first annual project meeting held in Thessaloniki, Greece


On 4 - 6 October 2017, OLEUM partners met in Greece for a project meeting to mark the end of the first year of the project and discuss progress and future plans. The meeting was hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Roland Poms is member of the Advisory Panel and attended the meeting on behalf of MoniQA Association. The Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board (MS-AB) of OLEUM met for the first time. The MS-AB will meet annually to act as discussion platform to consult in different aspects of the project.

Starting in September 2016, the OLEUM project will develop new and improved existing analytical methods for detecting fraud and ensuring quality of olive oil. The project will address the four main gaps in the current knowledge: legislation and regulation, analysis, harmonisation and coordination, consumer and market confidence.

During the 2 day meeting all work packages presented updates of their activities. The partners also discussed specific issues related to sampling and analytical activities, validation of the analytical methods and reference standards, and progress towards the establishment of the OLEUM Network. Stay tuned for more updates in the near future and various upcoming presentations at conferences and workshops.

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