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.
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.
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