EU regulation 432/2012

Apr. 12, 2018

Greeks Lament EU Decision That Allows Enriching Seed Oils With Phenols

Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.

May. 24, 2017

British Olive Oil Brand Draws Mockery Over Comically Repetitive Labeling

A photo of an olive oil bottle being sold by the Co-operative Food is finding fame on social media. But thanks to its incomprehensible labeling, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Jan. 24, 2017

A Cheap, Easy Way to Quantify Biophenols for the EU Health Claim

A group of researchers has shown how an easy method can be applied by small labs and producers to certify compliance with Europe's polyphenols health claim.

Jun. 28, 2015

Tyrosol or Tyrosols: Greek Agency's Stance on Health Claim Comes Down to Semantics

A Greek agency's refusal to recognize tyrosol derivatives is based not on any scientific evidence, but on misguided wordplay.

Apr. 21, 2014

Scientists Respond to Debate Over Health Claims on Olive Oil Labels

Can oleocanthal and oleacein be measured to claim that olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection from oxidative stress?

Mar. 13, 2014

Greek Policy on Olive Oil Labeling in Disarray

Predictably, the flip-flopping on permitted health claims on olive oil labels in Greece stems from politics