Oro di Andria Consortium Company wants to maximize organizational and commercial development of their members, in a sustainable way and always being coherent with our market. It is possible thanks to our incessant attention on the quality product, on the productive process, by respecting the cross-compliance principle based on the correct agronomic management of the lands, on the safeguard of the Environment and the public health, in order to guarantee quality, originality and health of extra virgin olive oil from cultivar “Coratina or Racioppa”, to the consumers.

Article 1 – Introduction.
All the Consortium members sells his own extra virgin olive oil, conforming to the production regulation, under the control of the extra virgin olive oil “Oro di Andria” Consortium Company.
Consortium is no-profit Company, it wants that his members participate to the mutual benefits, by applying methods and by inspiring to spontaneous cooperation for the company diffusion and affirmation of itself.
The Consortium has the goals as the improving the extra virgin oil “Racioppa” or “Coratina” quality, the adjustment of the volume of the offers for market needs by the concentration of supply, the reduction of production costs and the adjustment of the sell price. Moreover, this Consortium Company promotes the use of cultivation practises and of production and management techniques, which respect environment, in particular to improve water, land and landscape quality, and in order to facilitate biodiversity.

Article 2 – Notification of stocks and production forecasting.
Each subject at the Article 4 are obliged to communicate to the Consortium the notification of stocks of the extra virgin olive oil named “Oro di Andria” and the production forecasting of the following year in order to reach Consortium aims within the 30th June of every year. Moreover, each produced is obliged to deliver a copy of his notification of oil production and the quantity delivered to the Consortium Company within the 31th of January of every year, for the milling. Millers-bottlers must monthly communicate the “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil quantity which they are bought and sold.

Article 3 – Controls:
Each producer and miller-bottler of this Consortium Company must allow full-unimpeded access to the personnel of the Company, carrying out periodic audits in olive trees, in stocks for the olives storage, in places where milling and bottling are performed, and in any other place where oil is retained. They must also make available every regular invoice, giving data and information required. Staff authorized by the Consortium Company is subjected to the professional secrecy.
Producers and millers-bottlers must communicate the date and the place of the sale of the “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil to the Consortium within 48 hours from the filling.
Consortium can sample oil during the filling and the bottling.
Interested subjects must adopt every need required by the Consortium in order ensure the respect of the Production Regulation of the “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil from monocultivar.

Article 4 – Consortium system of control.
Consortium Company adopts a distinctive brand granted and applied following this regulation.
This distinctive brand of the production in conformity with the “Oro di Andria” regulation consists in a golden sphere (Pantone 110) from which an green olive leaf branches in a stylized representation (Pantone 376); all this is combined and integrated to a part of a stylized shape of two Swabian territories. (Pantone 7496). The Consortium authorizes the application of this brand only to the “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil subjected to qualitative and quantitative controls expressed below. Producers and bottlers must ask for a preventive withdrawal of the oil batch for packaging in order to use the consortium brand. They must indicate quantity, tank of origin and the size which they want to package.

Article 5 – Control procedures.
Consortium must control that olives for “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil correspond to the following features, by its authorized staff:
a) Olives has to be phytophatological health with a maximum tolerance of 5%, except some particular years for which technic staff of the Consortium can decide to raise the tolerance threshold;
b) They must only belong to “Coratina” or “Racioppa” variety, which are recognizable for their morphologic characteristics of their green-purplish-reddish colour as it is possible to see in the pomological table below (Annex I);
Consortium authorized staff must also:
a) Verify the phytopathological condition of olives trees before the harvest in each company;
b) Verify and examine documents legally required and written by the producer:
• Plant protection treatments tab made during the agrarian year, specifying date, referring land, active substance and the quantity of plant protection product used for each treatment, by explain the aim;
• Tab of fertilizations specifying date, way, active substances and commercial products used;
• Register of the giving olives, during the harvest period, a storage tab in which it is possible to register the quantity of the charge of olives each day given and the unloading quantity for milling.
For each batch of oil given by every member, the oil produced is sampled for the verify of the pesticide residues by withdrawing n.3 containers of 100 ml. to conserve or to send to a test lab for the individuation of active substances of protection plant products incompatible with guidelines in the production regulation. For the production of organic extra virgin olive oil samples and analysis are provided for each given part at the current regulation.
Any anomaly detected also during the verification phase, invalidates any possibility to claim the legal title of the oil produced from the lot stored.
Any other lots of the same producing company can be sampled once again with the same modalities written above.
After the result of the certifying body that has examined both the lab tests and the judgment of the commission for sensory analysis, bottler can withdraw at the Consortium the authorization for the brand use for the quantity of the oil examined.
Authorized staff of Consortium can decide to assist to harvest, milling and bottling and can withdraw samples of olives in land, oil-mills, and in the shops to the public in order to protect and ensure image and reputation of the “Oro di Andria” extra virgin olive oil “Coratina” or “Racioppa” production.

Article 6 – Concession and withdrawal of Consortium control labels.
The label that identifies Consortium brand of control is reserved to “Oro di Andria” Coratina extra virgin olive oil which corresponds to the characteristics established in the Article 5 of the Production Regulation.
Consortium labels must be withdrawn by the miller and/or bottler at the Consortium office, must be used exclusively for the certified production as symbol of control made and they cannot be given to third parties.
“Oro di Andria” “Corarina or Racioppa” extra virgin olive oil must be only packed in authorized bottles at the Article 6 of the Production Regulation.
Consortium may package all the bottles and/or standardised tins in the shape and size in order to reinforce market action in the market.

Article 7 – Consortium contribute.
Contributes are applied following modalities established in the current By-laws according to regional and communitarian regulations.

Article 8 – Final provision.
Assembly of members approves this Consortium regulation. They approved it on 27th June 2012 and entered into force at the same date, and is signed by the President and written in the minute book of Assemblies. Everything is in observance of each producer member of “Oro di Andria” “Coratina or Racioppa” extra virgin olive oil.

ALLEGATO 1
SCHEDA POMOLOGICA DELL’OLIVA “CORATINA O RACIOPPA”.

FRUIT ENDOCARP
Harvest colour Green-purplish Shape ellipsoidal
Veraison Everage 70% gradual Symmetry asymmetric
Shape ellipsoidal Pos. Diameter trasv. max. toward the base
Symmetry Slightly asymmetrical Surface rough
Position O trasv. Max. centre Number of fibro vascular furrows high
Dimension medium Development furrows uniform
Peak rounded Shape of the base rounded
Base rounded Shape of the peak pointed
Stem cavity Circular od average depth End of the peak mucronate
Epicarp Great presence of little lenticels
Place starting Veraison Form the peak
Average Biometric data
Drupe weight gr. 3,04+0,60 Stone fruit weight gr. 0,63+ 0,08