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Decisions: Olive Oil


Olive Pomace / Residue Oil - Common Name

Question: What are acceptable common names for oil derived from olive residues?

Answer: Acceptable common names for oil derived from olive residues are "Olive Pomace Oil" and "Olive Residual Oil" (In French, "Huile de Grignons d'Olive" and "Huile de Residus d'Olive", respectively). This is based on usages sanctioned by certain foreign governments and by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The term "Sansa Oil -- Huile de Sansa" is not acceptable. (05/MR/91)