The Protected Designation of Origin Poniente de Granada is an official badge covered in the Community Regulation (EC) 2081/92, recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA October 8, 2003) and ratified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Spain (BOE April 14, 2004).
This designation of origin distinguishes these oils for their quality characteristics based on the tradition of the olive sector and the Characteristics physicochemical and organoleptic, due to the origin of the oils of 4 main varieties of olives and 9 secondary and to the climatic conditions of the region, which is classified as Mediterranean Continental extreme thermal regime.
The agency responsible for controlling the PDO is the Regulatory Board, which is an entity under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Junta de Andalucía. Within the Regulatory Board are recorded groves, mills and packaging companies. Oils protected by the PDO are subjected to a certification process that begins with traces from the plot of olive groves to the packaged product . The quality certification of the PDO is governed by a system of product quality according to European standard EN-45011.
The products of the PDO also consist of distinctive Andalusian Certified Quality, brand that the Junta de Andalucía recognizes to differentiated quality products and guaranteed production and processing.