Aligning with international standards – GFSI-approved ASIAGAP

 Takao Noen’s olive cultivation places importance not only on farm tasks such as grass cutting, healthy soil and olive picking, but also on soil quality and the surrounding environment. To cultivate olives safely, Takao Noen strictly manages its production processes and the surrounding environment. ASIAGAP certification, which is granted by third-party audit, is an initiative for ensuring sustainability in food safety, environmental protection and occupational safety. Certification is proof of a well-managed farm capable of providing safe and reliable global-standard products.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Japan include GAP(*2) established at prefectural level, GAP implemented by the JA Group, JGAP and international level ASIAGAP. Since acquiring JGAP certification in July 2019, Takao Noen has been working to obtain ASIAGAP certification. Compared with JGAP, ASIAGAP has over twice as many control points as well as additional Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Despite these hurdles, in March 2021 Takao Noen became the first farm in Japan to acquire GFSI-approved ASIAGAP certification. ASIAGAP is a GAP certification programme recognised by Paris-based NPO Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)(*1). As the standards must be in line with GFSI Benchmarking Requirements, HACCP-based food defence and food fraud prevention are included in the food safety element. Assessment for Scope B1 and BIII is also carried out in line with GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Takao Noen has joined the global trend in acquisition of GAP certification.

By obtaining global standard certification for all its cultivation processes from planting the young trees and growing them to harvesting and sorting the fruit, Takao Noen olives, which yield olive oil that meets international standards, have become international standard olives. We continue to devote our energy to producing the highest quality olives and olive oil.

(*1) Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit organisation comprised of food-related companies and organisations from around the world, whose purpose is to continually improve food safety management systems in order to build trust by delivering safe food to consumers everywhere. One of its main activities is certification under the food safety certification programme.

GFSI website: https://mygfsi.com/

(*2) GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. GAP refers to agricultural initiatives implemented by farms, aimed at not only the safety of agricultural products but also environmental conservation and appropriate occupational management of workers.

ASIAGAP: Asia Good Agricultural Practices

JGAP: Japan Good Agricultural Practices

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Record prize

2021

  • Tokyo International Extra virgin Olive Oil Competition

 Best Olive Oil in the world.

  • LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARD 2021(New York)

 Green Delicate Fruitiness Bronze Award.

  • London International Olive Oil Competition

Olive oil of 100% Lucca, won the Silver medal.

  • NYIOOC (New York Olive Oil Competition)

Olive oil of 100% Lucca, won the Silver medal.

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS(Paris/France)the Silver Medal of KIDS CHOICE

At the 6th OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Frantoio, won the Silver medal of KIDS CHOICE.

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS(Paris/France)SPECIAL PRIZE NORTH HEMISPHERE

At the 6th OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Taggasuca, won the SPECIAL PRIZE NORTH HEMISPHERE.

2020

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS(Paris/France)First Prize

At the 5th OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Taggasuca, won the first medal.

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS(Paris/France)Special Prize

At the 5th OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Lucca, won the specail medal.

  • Tokyo International EVOO Competition

Ripe Medium Fruitiness Bronze Award
Green Medium Fruitiness Excellence Award

  • New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC)

Silver Award

2019

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris/France) Second Prize

At the 4th OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Lucca, won the second medal.

  • NYIOOC (New York/U.S.A) Gold Medal Prize

At 2018 NYIOOC (New York International Olive Oil Fair), 100% olive oil from Lucca won the gold medal.

2018

  • NYIOOC (New York/U.S.A) Gold Medal Prize

At 2018 NYIOOC (New York International Olive Oil Fair), 100% olive oil from Correggioro won the gold medal.

(The images are diverted images from the NYIOOC website.)

  • OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris/France) First Prize

At the 3rd OLIO NUOVO DAYS (Paris,France), Olive oil of 100% Lucca, which was collected in the fall of 2017, was selected and adopted as the 20 highest grade (premium) Olive Oil from 10 countries including France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Japan.

  • London IOOC (UK/London) Silver Prize

2017

  • DOMINA IOOC (Italy) Gold Medal
  • SOL D’ORO (Italy) Special Mention Prize

2015

  • NYIOOC (U.S.A/New York) “Best in Class” The Highest prize

2014

  • Flos Olei 2014 (Italy)Prize

2013

  • Flos Olei 2013 (Italy) Prize

2012

  • Flos Olei 2012 (Italy) Prize

2011

  • Flos Olei 2011 (Italy) Prize

Record of international standard’s assessment.


Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake was recognized a way of international standardsof extra virgin olive oil by International Olive Council every year 2010.

+Panel test(sensory test) by“O.N.A.O.O”(Italy)
+Chemical test(physicochemical) by“chemiservice”(Italy)

See “IOC Assessment” page.