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More Mislabeled Oil and Dangerous Colored Olives Seized in Italian Raids

Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.

In Italy, Reactions to the ’60 Minutes’ Report on Olive Oil from Anger to Resolve

’60 Minutes’ Looks at Olive Oil Adulteration in Italy

This Sunday, the most successful program in U.S. television history will delve into the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in Italy and mafia involvement in the agricultural sector.

More Obstacles for New PDOs and PGIs in Italy

Despite the difficulties, Italian growers and producers still consider protected origin designations a good way to protect and safeguard their products.
Special Report

Prosecutor in Lecce Seizes Olive Trees, Investigates Scientists for ‘Misrepresentation’

Ten people are under investigation for the spreading of a plant disease, willful violation of the provisions on the environment and the "destruction or disfigurement of natural beauty."

Italy ‘Not Respecting Obligations’ to Eradicate Xylella, EU Says

The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.
Olive Oil Times Special

Consumer Group Prepares for Class Action in Wake of EVOO Fraud Scandal

The consumer group Codacons is offering free registration to those who say they've been affected by the latest scandal involving the sale of substandard olive oil.

Police Uncover 7,000-Ton Olive Oil Fraud in Italy

The oil was sold on the Italian and international markets, in US and Japan, with the statement '100 percent Italian' on the label for an illicit turnover estimated to be in the "tens of millions of euros," according to the State Forestry Corps.