Articles about olive oil adulteration
Executive Arrested in Taiwan Cooking Oil Scandal
Investigators say a Taiwan company blended pork lard and kitchen waste in its cooking oils sold to schools and, most likely, export markets.
Italian Farmers’ Organization Backs Olive Oil Quality Register
Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.
Kangadis Files for Bankruptcy Following Class Action Suits
The company made headlines when the North American Olive Oil Association filed a class action lawsuit claiming “unlawful, misleading and deceptive misbranding.”
An ‘Interactive’ Lesson in Olive Oil Fraud
Oversimplification of complicated topics for short attention spans can disguise what is, all too often, just more misinformation.
EU Offers €5m to Fight Olive Oil Fraud
Research on better detection of olive oil fraud could receive about €5 million ($6.7m) under the European Commission’s new program.
Taiwan Rejects Olive Pomace Oil Imports
Taiwan has refused imports of olive pomace oil and crude grapeseed oil from Europe claiming they have been adulterated.
Olive Oil Tops E.U. List of Foods at Most Risk of Fraud
Olive oil, fish and organic foods are the products most prone to food fraud, according to a draft report of a European Parliament committee which also calls for tougher penalties.
Madrid Workshop Defines International Study on Olive Oil Fraud Detection
An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.
Judge Orders Kangadis to Recall or Relabel Capatriti Products
A judge ordered Capatriti to either recall its products, or apply a label stating that what’s inside is not really olive oil at all.
Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil
New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.
Suspected Fraud Hits Major Israeli Supermarkets
Government officials raided two factories in northern Israel, pressuring Ramy Levi and Home Center to recall thousands of olive oil products allegedly containing lamp oil.
New Study Finds Some Foodservice Olive Oil ‘Not Fit for Consumption’
Many restaurant and foodservice “extra virgin” olive oils are so bad, a taste panel found them unfit for human consumption, according to a new report from the UC Davis Olive Center.
Adulteration Risk as Olive Oil Gains Ground in China
A new report on the huge potential to sell more olive oil to China also comes with a warning - opportunists there are already cashing in by selling adulterated oil.