Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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.

FDA Reconsiders Standard for ‘Healthy’ Claim

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

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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."

Italian Olive Oil Producer on FDA ‘Red List’ is Costco Supplier

The Italian company that produces Costco's Kirkland's Best brand has had 98 containers detained after the FDA issued an import alert.