Extra virgin olive oil best before date significance
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Anon_145116 posted:
hope one of your knowledgeable selves can help. [br>As the best before date approaches, doesn't the nutrients level in the extra virgin oil decrease? [br>would appreciate answers with reliable website information [br>[br>l had a 5L tin of extra virgin oil delivered today and it had only 4months left before the best before date, [br>should l claim an exchange or is it not worth it. [br>[br>thanks in advance
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erice_ma responded:
The primary concern as oils age is not "nutrients" but rather rancidity. (See: http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/good-olive-oils-gone-bad/8900 ) Since most oils are given a "best by" date of 2 years after it is bottled, the implication is that your oil is already more than 18 months old. But rancidity (and loss of nutrients) are mostly a factor of how the oil was stored. So, there is no certainty that your oil is either good or bad. It certainly has a higher risk of being at least mildly rancid. Likely, you paid a discount for accepting older oil. Unless you paid a premium price for a product tauted as being fresh, the vendor is not obligated to accept a return. So, whether you succeed at a return will depend on the vendor's desire to provide customer satisfaction vs. a low price.
 
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nixodian replied to erice_ma's response:
Eric
thank you very much for helping. Answer is extremely helpful and I have demanded an exchange from the online retailer. They sell "fresh" and "premium" olive oils.
The director said :
"the expire date is indicative in the olive oil.The olive oil never expire, it is a rule from the CE that request an expiring date.Trust me the one you have will last for years, without loosing any organoleptic properties.Kind regards
Ugo Uberti Foppa

Directorwww.buonissimo.hk
"

thanks again for you kind help

Nixon Chan