We’ve always known our olive oils to be top-notch, but now you can be just as sure. That’s because ALDI is the first and only supermarket in Australia to ensure that its olive oils meet the Australian Olive Association’s (AOA) strict code of practice. So at ALDI, you can be sure that the oil you buy is exactly what’s written on the label.
ALDI is leading the way when it comes to olive oils. Here’s why:
By being the first and only supermarket to sign the Australian Olive Association’s (AOA) code of good practice, 100% of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is genuine and meets the AOA’s exacting standards.
Each quarter, all our Extra Virgin Olive Oils are independently tested to the Australian standards and are guaranteed to be authentic and of high quality.
- All of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils have Heart Foundation Tick approval.
Why the code of practice matters
“In a complete survey of Australian supermarket olive oils from 2008 until 2011, which was part of a RIRDC funded research project, over 52% of the oil labelled as Extra Virgin in Australia was found to be a lower grade than Extra Virgin either as a consequence of adulteration with refined oils, poor quality of the initial product, being too old or poorly stored”. All ALDI olive oils are correctly labelled and 100% authentic.
As recently as March 2012, the AOA randomly tested 30 Extra Virgin Olive Oils on supermarket shelves. 10 were not (or were no longer) able to be classified as Extra Virgin.
- At ALDI, we are very proud of our olive oil quality, truthful labelling and adherence to the AOA code of practice.