Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA Allows Cardiovascular Health on Olive Oil Labels

A new 'qualified health claim' allows bottlers to say that their product improves heart health if consumed instead of animal-based fats.

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.
Special Report

FDA Reconsiders Standard for ‘Healthy’ Claim

The FDA will re-evaluate its regulations concerning nutritional content claims, including the use of the term “healthy.”

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

The FDA’s Take on the Benefits of Olive Oil

The qualified health claim states that 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

U.S. FDA Warns Company Over Olive Oil-Related Claims

A recent FDA warning letter is a sobering reminder for dietary supplement companies to be careful about their product claims.
Special Report

Busy Year for Olive Oil Trade Group

The North American Olive Oil Association, which represents olive oil importers, had plenty to do in 2012, said its chairman, John Sessler.

Detained Italian Olive Oil Cleared by FDA

Large shipments of Italian olive oil were cleared when its shipper, Certified Origins, was removed from the FDA's "Red List."