The Extra Premium Virgin Olive Oil from the Agricultural Cooperative of Moura and Barrancos (CAMB) has been awarded with a gold medal at the ‘World’s Best Olive Oils 2019’ International Competition held in New York, USA. More than 900 olive oils from 28 countries competed in this event. Henrique Herculano, cooperative’s marketing manager, said: “This new recognition has a special importance for our cooperative, since it reinforces the quality of Extra Premium Virgin Olive Oil CAMB and other products of Portugal, mainly from the Alentejo”.
This April, the olive oil had been recognized with a silver medal at the ‘Olive Japan 2019’ international competition and at the ‘World Edible Oils Paris 2019’. In the same month, the Extra Premium Virgin Olive Oil and CAMB Moura PDO Olive Oil were again recognized at the ‘World Edible Oils Paris 2019’.
Henrique Herculano explained at the time that “about 300 olive oils from around the world participated in this international competition, which, according to the organization, presented a ‘quality of excellence’ that further reinforces the importance of the bronze medal and the silver medal received by both Extra Premium Virgin Olive Oil and Moura PDO Olive Oil”.
CAMB was founded in 1954 to provide a competitive response to the transformation into olive oil of its founders’ olive production. It accommodates an average annual production of more than 35,000 tons of olives, from 22,000 hectares of olive grove, of 1,200 cooperators, transforming it into more than 7 million kilos of virgin olive oil, in each marketing year.