olive oil adulteration

Special Report

Eight Accused in €3M Sale of ‘Italian’ Olive Oil from Unknown Sources

Following the case of untraceable oil seized in Tuscany, another scandal arising from the scarcity of Italian olive oil was uncovered this week.

Bucking the Trend: Why Olive Oil Prices in Greece are Falling

The latest reports on pricing for bulk sales of extra virgin olive oil in Greece show a steep decline as olive oil prices surge elsewhere. How can it be?
Special Report

3,200 Gallons of Untraceable Olive Oil Confiscated in Tuscany

The Italian State Forestry Corps seized a truck carrying 3,200 gallons of olive oil without a certificate of origin

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.
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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.”
Olive Oil Times Feature

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.