Spain’s Civil Guard Seizes 120 Tons of Fake Olive Oil
Farmers alerted police that some companies may have been manipulating olive oil with biodiesel, with the intention to distribute it on the market as olive oil.
Italy Strengthens Sanctions for Olive Oil Fraud
The Italian government approved modifications to a draft legislative decree which would have decriminalized penalties for counterfeiting. The new measure provides for new administrative sanctions and introduces a system of traceability.
Decree to ‘Decrimanalize’ Counterfeit Olive Oil Leads to Protests in Italy
U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils
The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.
Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud
Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.
Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil
About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil
One Third of Oils Tested in Croatia Falsely Labeled
Six of 20 samples in Croatia did not fulfill the requirements to be labeled extra virgin, according to an investigation by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.