Oxygen scavenging protects oil
A type of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle originally intended for Bordeaux wine is being used by an importer of Mexican olive oil. Mexiterra LLC, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., imports Baja Precious olive oil, made from olives cultivated in Baja California. Baja Precious is bottled in a 750-milliliter container from EnVino, which specializes in plastic wine bottles. The PET is blended with MonOxbar, oxygen-scavenging technology from Constar Int’l. It also features a pouring spout that pops up when the cap is removed and retracts when it is replaced.