Pompeian's Commitment to Quality
NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFICATION
Pompeian’s products are made in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Verified Standard and are certified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project Organization. This verification seal indicates that the product bearing it has gone through a rigorous verification process. This verification is an assurance that our product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.
For more information about the Non-GMO Project Organization, visit http://www.nongmoproject.org/.
THE NORTH AMERICAN OLIVE OIL ASSOCIATION (NAOOA)
The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA)* has been randomly testing olive oil for over two decades to help protect consumers. All of its members are required to meet the International Olive Council (IOC)** standards. The NAOOA created a special seal program and in order to use the seal, a member must undergo even more frequent testing, pay a fee (for testing and marketing costs) and sign a licensing agreement that dictates how it is used. In addition, this is the only program where the oil is sampled from the store. Pompeian was the first brand of olive oil to carry this seal.
*The North Olive Oil Association, established in 1989, is a trade association of marketers, packagers and importers of olive oil in the United States, Canada and their respective suppliers abroad. The association strives to foster a better understanding of olive oil and its taste, versatility and health benefits.
** The IOC, a quasi-United Nations organization, is recognized worldwide as the quality- standard-setting body for the olive oil industry.
Pompeian is a member of the Carbon Trust, an organization that requires companies to measure their carbon footprint, or the amount of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses emitted during production, use and disposal in an effort to create a more sustainable world.
BRC FOOD CERTIFIED
Pompeian’s Food Safety and Quality Management System subscribes to the global standards of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) which is a revered certification and affirmation of compliance to federal regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices required under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Pompeian bottles Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil under evaluation and surveillance by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA National Organic Program authorized certifying body that verifies our adherence to program guidelines from sourcing, processing, storage to shipping.
Pompeian collaborates with the ONAOO, the National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters, to continually train and educate our in-house olive oil tasting panel. The ONAOO is the oldest olive oil tasting school in the World and was founded in Imperia, Italy in 1983 (www.oliveoil.org).