The US is finally catching up to many nations which have stringent olive oil rules and standards. The state of Connecticut is the first in the nation to set quality standards for olive oil. All too frequently unscrupulous producers and importers have been allowed to deceive consumers into thinking they were buying 100% extra virgin or virgin olive oils when in fact they weren't. In some cases a mixture of soybean and pomace oils (the oil collected from ground pits and olive skins after pressing), have been passed off as quality olive oils. This is why it is important to purchase your olive oils from a quality seller because it is a guarantee that you will always be getting genuine extra virgin olive oil. At OliveNation and JR Mushrooms & Specialties high standards have always been in place and customers always have the assurance they are getting genuine extra virgin olive oils.