(707) 344-0254

Follow these steps to make sure that your domestic or imported olive oil is really extra virgin:

Label the grade correctly - It's the law!

Is your olive oil really extra virgin?

  1. Complete the "Olive Oil Sample Submittal Form"
  2. Decide which sensory evaluation service you need: basic, IOC panel test or detailed
  3. Package olive oil in 250 mL (or larger) bottle or other appropriate container
  4. Calculate final amount for service and write check
  5. Place olive oil and payment in shipping box
  6. Send via USPS, UPS or other to:

Applied Sensory, LLC

PMB 126

5055 Business Center Dr. STE 108 

Fairfield, CA 94534

Did you know that to be legally called extra virgin, an olive oil must meet both chemical AND sensory requirements?

The Applied Sensory Olive Oil Taste Panel provides independent, unbiased verification that your olive oils conform to any of the following standards:

  • International Olive Council (IOC)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

All sensory evaluation services are performed by a panel of scientifically trained and experienced olive oil judges.


The Applied Sensory Olive Oil Taste Panel is the only commercial panel in North America which is recognized by the International Olive Council (IOC) and accredited by the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).


The panel is administered by Sue Langstaff who is co-author of the book "Olive Oil Sensory Science," creator of "The Defects Wheel for Olive Oil" and a world-renowned olive oil judge and sensory educator.