Articles about olive oil fraud
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.
EU Funding to Boost Consumer Confidence in Olive Oil Quality
Increasing consumer and market confidence in olive oil quality is one of the desired impacts of a proposed fund.
Police Say Smuggled Moroccan Olive Oil Found in ‘Toxic Goods’ Containers
Illegally imported Moroccan olive oil in containers labeled as containing toxic substances was found in a van headed for Barcelona.
New York Times Revises Olive Oil Fraud Infographic
The New York Times made revisions to an infographic on olive oil fraud that critics said was sensational and inaccurate in parts.
Importers Call NYT Piece ‘Defamatory’, Mueller ‘Dismayed’
Importers blasted the New York Times for what it called a "defamatory and inaccurate" piece on olive oil adulteration in Italy.