Campden BRI invited to world capital of olive oil in UK delegation
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Campden BRI | No comments yet
Campden BRI was invited by the University of Jaén to participate in a knowledge sharing visit to the main olive oil producing region of Spain in Andalucia…
Campden BRI was invited by the University of Jaén to participate in a knowledge sharing visit to the main olive oil producing region of Spain in Andalucia. The invitation follows Campden BRI’s recent appointment to carry out the authenticity testing of olive oil imported into the UK.
Campden BRI experts spent a week visiting some of Spain’s largest olive farms and pressing plants to deepen their understanding of olive oil production and to share knowledge and build links with eminent academics from the University.
Jaen’s 60 million olive trees produce 20 percent of the world’s olive oil, earning the city the title world capital of olive oil. Due to the economic importance of the olive industry to both the Jaén region and Spain, Jaen University has developed a world-class centre of expertise in olive oil.
Julian South, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Campden BRI said:
“We were honoured to be invited to the University of Jaén. While we are active in the authenticity testing of olive oil, the detailed knowledge we can learn from Jaen’s experts regarding the agronomic, sensory, analytical and production aspects of olive oil will be extremely valuable when discussing the challenges faced by the industry. This visit is just the beginning of our relationship with the University of Jaén and I look forward to working more closely with them in future.”
Campden BRI’s experts undertook the week’s tour in mid-May.