Services for external laboratories

We offer services for external laboratories operating in the reference industrial sectors, such as organization and management of interlaboratory circuits and comparative testing.


Interlaboratory trial on the methods of analytical test of olive oils - 2024 Edition

Registration within March 28, 2024

INNOVHUB SSI has been organizing interlaboratory trials concerning vegetable oils since 2013. This activity is primarily focused on the testing methods in use for the evaluation of the quality and purity of olive oils recognized at the EU level and mentioned in the various Community Regulations that refer to the International Olive Oil Council (IOC).

The main purpose of these interlaboratory trials is to allow each participating laboratory to check the accuracy of their own analytical results and give the opportunity to adopt corrective actions in case of data outside the acceptability range.

Each participant (on an anonimous basis) has the opportunity to compare their analytical results with those obtained from the most accredited Italian and foreign laboratories in the sector. In the end all data are processed statistically and a final report with a full picture of the trial is distributed to the participants.

For the interlaboratory trial on the methods of analytical test of olive oils, each participant will receive 3 samples (Extra virgin, Refined, Lampante) for chemical-physical testing and 1 sample for the analysis of contaminants before the end of May 2024.

Deadline for sending results is July, 2024.

All participants will be sent instructions regarding the analytical methods to be used (List of tests and methods).

For organizational reasons, participation is limited to max. 50 laboratories.

Participants will receive a confirmation message after registration and the details needed for the payment of fees.

Further details on participation terms and fees in the registration form.

Contact person:
Stefania De Cesarei
Chemistry, Technology and Food Safety Team



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