Glossary of Bulk Olive Oil Terms

Hannah Broaddus

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3rd Party Audit Report

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Aug 8, 2018 12:14:13 PM

This report is a quality document often accompanies the 3rd Party Audit Certificate.  While the audit certificate shows the final score and that a company has, in fact, been audited, the report is more extensive.  The report is often upwards of 40 pages and documents each of the points that were reviewed in the audit, along with any improvements that need to be addressed in the future.

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35 Lb. Container

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Feb 7, 2013 10:00:00 PM

35 Lb. Container Olive OilThe 35 Lb. Container goes by many names, including Jug-in-a-Box,  and 35 Lb. Box.  It is comprised of a light plastic jug inside of an strong cardboard box.  Oil is poured from a screw on cap (attachable spigots may be available).  This popular size has dominated the food service industry for over 25 years.

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3rd Party Audit

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Feb 6, 2013 10:00:00 PM

An audit performed by an independent agency to verify that the proper quality control processes are in place.  

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6x1 Gallon Case

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Feb 5, 2013 10:00:00 PM

6x1 Gallon Case Olive OilThis term refers to a case of 1 gallon containers, with 6 per pack.  Centra Foods carries the F-Style plastic jugs.  These plastic jugs have a horizontal handle located at the top of the jug, along with a standard pour spout.  They are a very common food service packaging.    

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Allergens

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Feb 4, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Specific substances than can cause an allergic reaction.  At this time, Centra Foods’ olive oil does not come into contact with any allergens in the manufacturing or packaging process.

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Bag in Box Tote

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Feb 3, 2013 10:00:00 PM

BIB ToteA type of tote packaging used for olive oil, available in a variety of different sizes. This tote is comprised of an inner plastic bag (which is approved for use with edible oils), and a strong outer carboard box. This box has an attachable spigot at the bottom, which is used to dispense the oil. This packaging has the following advantages over it’s conventional tote counterpart:

  1. The inner bag keeps oxygen away from the oil as it is used, extending the shelf life and product freshness.
  2. The outer box can be broken down and recycled after use, allowing for fast, cheap and environmentally-friendly disposal.

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Best By Date

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Feb 2, 2013 10:00:00 PM

The date listed by a manufacturer that suggests what date you should use the product before.  Within this time period, the olive oil will still be optimally fresh.  Like all natural food products, olive oil is freshest and ideally used ASAP after it is produced.

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Blending

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Feb 1, 2013 10:00:00 PM

The process of combining two or three different types of oils together to create a specific blended product.  This process requires an exact ratio of each of the oils blended and the final product must be accurately list these ratios on the label.

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Blends

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Jan 31, 2013 10:00:00 PM

See Olive Oil Blends.

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BOL

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Jan 30, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Acronym for Bill of Lading.  The Bill of Lading is the paperwork utilized by freight carriers to send a shipment to a particular location.  This paperwork is supplied by the shipper and is given to the freight company.  It follows the order where ever it goes ensuring that the right product delivers to the correct location, and that the shipment is traceable along the way. 

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