AD HOC Workshop "Detection
of thermally treated olive oil"
The German journal “Feinschmecker” published
results of an
investigation of 8 olive oils available on the German market.
All cheaper oils were found to have been desodorised. The
detection of this unlegal treatment was made by two different methods
(Cold-Index and Diglyceride-isomerisation). The alarming
results have caused a sudden raise of interest in the analytical
detection. In consequence, DGF has organised this ad-hoc workshop on
very short notice to allow delegates to improve their knowledge in this
The workshop will take place at Chemisches
Pappelstr. 1, D-58099 Hagen.
The number of participants is limited to 30.
Friday, 27 May 2005
09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:15 Olive Oil Market and Consumer Behaviour in Germany
09:45 Structural Alterations of Olive Oil during Steam-washing or other
10:15 Theoretical and Practical Aspects of the Determination of
Pyropheophytins and Isomeric Diacylglycerides
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Analytical Possibilities to check the Authenticity and Origin of
12:00 Discussion of the Applicability on Non-official Methods to
examine Olive Oil
14:00 Practical Demonstrations
14:45 Final Discussion
Dr. Christian Gertz, Chemisches Untersuchungsamt Hagen
Lothar Boers, Dr. Wiertz - Dipl.-Chem. Eggert - Dr. Jörissen GmbH,
Leave Autobahn A1 at Hagen-Nord and drive 2,4 km in direction
Hagen-Mitte. Turn left into Pappelstrasse. Parking lot after 100m on
the left side.
Alternatively, change from Autobahn A45 to A46 (direction Hagen) at
highway cross Hagen. Leave A 46 at exit Feithstraße (Hagen
Boele). Turn right, 2 km to an ARAL gas station, turn right into
Parking lot after 100m on the left side
From Hagen main station take buses # 512 (Bathey), 524 (Gosmann) or SB
72 (Kabel) to busstop Kapellenstraße.
Registration fee is 250 Euro. Registrations are handled on a
first-come-first serve basis. The number of participants is limited to
30. To register, please make use of the
Please make your own
arrangements. A list of hotels can be found at
Recommended: Bentheimer Hof
Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF)
90 04 40, 60444 Frankfurt/Main
069 7917-533, Fax 069 7917-564