Massive Wins at 2022 NYIOOC for Tunisian-American Firm Massiva
Winning this award helps reinforce Damya's reputation as a trustworthy brand that delivers high-quality products. It offers a boost to business, brings credibility and opens doors to new opportunities.Naouel Bouabid, owner
The company, which produces organic extra virgin olive oil in Tunisia and imports it to the United States, earned a Gold Award for its Damya Robust brand, an organic medium Chetoui, and a Silver Award for its Damya Biodynamic brand, an organic delicate Chemlali.
"This award makes us feel proud and delighted. It's a recognition of our hard work and demonstrates that my team and I take pride in what we do," owner Naouel Bouabid said.
"Winning this award helps reinforce Damya's reputation as a trustworthy brand that delivers high-quality products," she added. "It offers a boost to business, brings credibility and opens doors to new opportunities."
Despite earning two awards in its first showing at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest, Bouabid said the company faced plenty of challenges.
"This last harvest was marked by many challenges, the most important was the arid climate and the lack of rain, which could considerably affect the quality of the olive oil," she said. "However, thanks to hard work, we were able to obtain an exceptional oil this season."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Its annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.
The complete list of winners can be viewed in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.