Nov. 28, 2022
Already-high olive oil prices could rise a further 25 percent, which would put the product out of reach of many of the country’s consumers.
Dec. 15, 2021
Brightland Drops Claims that Most Olive Oils in U.S. Are Adulterated, Rancid
The California-based company volunteered to remove statements from its website after the North American Olive Oil Association filed a complaint.
Oct. 21, 2021
Italian Trade Group Backs Pan-European Traceability Rules
In wake of the new legislation passed in Spain, the Italian producer association said it is time for all European countries to adopt the same practices.
May. 18, 2021
New Testing Method Simplifies Elemental Analysis of EVOO Samples
Using the new method, researchers could more quickly and accurately identify chemical elements in olive oil, helping determine provenance and identify adulteration.
Apr. 1, 2021
Researchers Identify Main Types of Olive Oil Fraud, Propose Solutions
A scientific review identified the most prevalent types of olive oil fraud and proposed countermeasures including more cooperation among regulatory bodies.
Jun. 22, 2020
82 Percent of Avocado Oil Adulterated, Mislabeled or Poor Quality, Study Finds
A majority of products sold as avocado oil in the U.S. is mislabeled or adulterated with cheaper oils, researchers at the University of California Davis found.
Jun. 5, 2018
Researchers Propose New Tool Against Fraud
A new approach appears sensitive to detection of adulteration with lower grade oils.
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.
Nov. 27, 2017
Seven Held in Greece for Alleged Olive Oil Fraud
The suspects used a dye to alter the color of the sunflower oil to appear like olive oil.
Jul. 20, 2017
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.
May. 9, 2017
$250M of Fake, Substandard Foods Seized in Global Operation
In Denmark, the operation focused samples of olive oils sold in supermarkets to check their compliance with labeling regulations. Results showed that many of the 'virgin olive oils' tested were blends or lampante oil.
Apr. 20, 2017
Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud
Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.
Mar. 22, 2017
Europe Introduces Food Inspection Rules to Tackle Fraud
New rules on food safety and inspection have been adopted by the European Parliament to tackle fraudulent practices in the food industry.
Oct. 24, 2014
Executive Arrested in Taiwan Cooking Oil Scandal
Investigators say a Taiwan company blended pork lard and kitchen waste in its cooking oils sold to schools and, most likely, export markets.
Oct. 6, 2014
Italian Farmers' Organization Backs Olive Oil Quality Register
Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.
Jun. 9, 2014
Kangadis Files for Bankruptcy Following Class Action Suits
The company made headlines when the North American Olive Oil Association filed a class action lawsuit claiming “unlawful, misleading and deceptive misbranding.”
Jan. 26, 2014
An 'Interactive' Lesson in Olive Oil Fraud
Oversimplification of complicated topics for short attention spans can disguise what is, all too often, just more misinformation.
Jan. 20, 2014
EU Offers €5m to Fight Olive Oil Fraud
Research on better detection of olive oil fraud could receive about €5 million ($6.7m) under the European Commission’s new program.
Dec. 31, 2013
Taiwan Rejects Olive Pomace Oil Imports
Taiwan has refused imports of olive pomace oil and crude grapeseed oil from Europe claiming they have been adulterated.
Oct. 21, 2013
Olive Oil Tops E.U. List of Foods at Most Risk of Fraud
Olive oil, fish and organic foods are the products most prone to food fraud, according to a draft report of a European Parliament committee which also calls for tougher penalties.
Jun. 13, 2013
Madrid Workshop Defines International Study on Olive Oil Fraud Detection
An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.