Articles about olive oil adulteration 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. Spanish Police Say Palm, Avocado, Sunflower Was Passed Off as Olive Oil Details of an alleged international olive oil scam - in which palm, avocado, sunflower and other cheaper oils were mixed in an industrial biodiesel plant and passed off as olive oil - were released today by Spanish police. Nineteen Arrested Over Alleged Olive Oil Fraud Spanish police this week arrested 19 people allegedly linked to a complex network engaged in multi-million euro olive oil fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Unaprol President Urges European Commission to Lower Alkyl Ester Limits Massimo Gargano, president of Unaprol, Italy's largest consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.