By Ana, New York
A Greek olive oil producer, based in Laconia, has set a world record for a Greek company as it managed to win 100 awards in international tasting competitions.
The Sakellaropoulos organic olive grove, based in Sparta Lakonia, has impressed international markets with the quality of its organic products in the last few years. It is a 100 pct Greek family business focusing on the cultivation, production and packaging of olive products.
A few days ago, the company won its 100th award at the biggest olive oil competition worldwide in the US, the NYIOOC 2019 held in New York. It is the biggest olive oil competition in the world. The organic green olive oil of Sakellaropoulos won the silver award among 903 samples of olive oils from all over the world.
“This award is very significant to us as it comes during one of the most difficult years for the Greek olive oil industry and signals a new era of creation and development for us,” George Sakellaropoulos, owner of the company told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.
The family business exports to 16 countries, with exports accounting for 90 pct of its production. “Our vision is to continue producing innovative organic olive oil products of high quality, with unique taste and flavour, but mostly with high value for human health,” Sakellaropoulos said.
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