The Olive Oil Commission of California exists to support California olive farmers by:
- Conducting research to assist farmers in successfully growing a healthy, sustainable crop.
- Developing and enforcing standards for the purity and quality of California olive oil.
- Verifying California olive oil quality through mandatory government sampling and third-party analysis.
- Promoting simple, clear accurate labels for California olive oil.
The Olive Oil Commission of California is a government entity of the State of California and operates with general oversight from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The OOCC was established and is funded by California olive oil farmers.