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Zero pesticide residues

Zero pesticide residues

THE FIRST OIL IN ITALY CERTIFIED WITH ZERO PESTICIDE RESIDUES*
A ZERO THAT IS WORTH GOLD – over 260 quality tests tracked

It is the fruit of the work of people who believed in a truly innovative product: an oil that creates higher standards of quality, safety and biodiversity, passing more than 260 tests. We wanted to create an extra virgin with zero residual pesticides. We succeeded. A concrete example of Costa d’Oro’s commitment to Planet O-live and to a roadmap of sustainable agriculture, more respectful of biodiversity standards.

*Residues <= 0.01 mg/kg. Finished product certified by SGS Italy. 

Obiettivo

  • Providing an extra virgin that creates a new standard of quality and food safety. “Zero Pesticide Residues” means, in fact, the guarantee that there are no residues of synthetic phytosanitary products in the finished product beyond the  analytical quantification limit for the more than 260 components defined by the voluntary list defined set out in      the Disciplinary Regulations, which can be consulted here (link).
  • Encouraging Responsible Consumption: we      consider it a value      to      accelerate the ecological transition and drive      the change towards healthier and more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable product standards.
  • Incentivising  Responsible Production through the promotion of a zero-residue product and the dissemination of good agricultural practices that promote an approach to minimize pesticide use and respect for deficiency times.
  • Raise awareness and train company staff on new standards of excellence for product quality and safety.

“Zero pesticide residues” means that none of the pesticide molecules researched with the voluntary list were detected above the quantification limit of 0.01 mg/kg (limit chosen in accordance with the indications of Reg. 396/2005 as amended).

The molecules considered were selected from Regulation 396/2005, the agrochemical database, and the European Community database. The selection took into account both possible direct application in olive cultivation and possible cross-contamination (e.g., presence in irrigation water or cultivation of land adjacent to olive groves).

The list was compiled by collecting data and time series of molecule measurements from trade associations, leading manufacturers of measuring instruments, external laboratories specializing in microbiological and biochemical analysis in the food sector, and experts from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa.

The list is reverified annually and updated whenever either party who drew it up sees the need for it.

Prossimi passi

Distribute ZERO on a large scale to offer as many people as possible an extra virgin olive oil that rewrites the rules of excellence in terms of quality, safety, and raising awareness of sustainable agricultural practices.

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