Articles about olive oil fraud
Class Action Against Filippo Berio and Bertolli Importer Moves Forward
A judges found a "reasonable consumer could be deceived" into thinking the defendant's oil was from Italian olives, when it in fact was not.
Olive Oil in France Rife with Deception and Fraud, Report Finds
Recent checks in France revealed widespread problems with falsely labeled olive oils.
After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Filippo Berio and Bertolli Distributors Face Class Action over Olive Oil Quality
Two class action suits were filed in California against the importers of the most popular brands of Italian olive oils.
Confiscated Olive Oil Co. Allegedly Run by Imprisoned Crime Boss
More than €20 million of assets have been confiscated in a scandal over the Sicilian Mafia's management of a large olive oil company.
New EU Labeling Laws Just in Time for Olive Oil’s ‘Black Year’
As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.
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.
Judge Denies Bid to Hold Kangadis Owners Responsible in Fraud Case
The owners of Kangadis Foods will not be held personally responsible for selling falsely-labeled olive pomace oil.
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
Researchers Extract Olive Oil Pigments to Detect Frauds
A faster and cheaper method to detect olive oil fraud has been devised by Italian researchers at Pisa University.
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 Case Moves Forward Despite Bankruptcy
A suit against the seller of Capatriti olive oil is moving forward, despite the bankruptcy of the company marketing it.