Jan. 14, 2020
The American Botanical Council has released a report detailing the causes of adulteration of olive oil and the issues surrounding olive oil counterfeiting, mislabeling and fraud.
Jul. 11, 2019
Sonar isn't just for finding submarines or mapping the ocean floor, it can now tell us about the purity of our olive oil.
Jul. 17, 2018
Dcoop faces a €2.8 million fine from the Spanish authorities as well as scrutiny from the rest of the sector for what are seen as anti-competitive market practices.
Apr. 12, 2018
Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.
Feb. 23, 2017
Spain received an international judicial cooperation request from Italy after the country conducted several investigations which confirmed the falsification of oil products from Andalusia.
May. 30, 2016
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.
Feb. 4, 2016
Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.
Jan. 25, 2016
A report dedicated to mafia involvement in Italian agriculture, and especially the olive oil sector, by CBS News magazine ‘60 Minutes’ on January 3, naturally raised various reactions. Taking a cue from recent scandals involving adulterated olive oil, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker suspected the threat of mafia entanglement throughout the whole “Made in Italy” industry,
Jan. 3, 2016
Before millions of viewers who had just watched the Denver Broncos defeat the San Diego Chargers in a close late-season football game, '60 Minutes' showed how American olive oil consumers are getting ripped off by the Italian mob.
Jun. 13, 2013
An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.
May. 8, 2013
A judge ordered Capatriti to either recall its products, or apply a label stating that what’s inside is not really olive oil at all.
Jan. 22, 2013
New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.
Sep. 18, 2012
Many restaurant and foodservice “extra virgin” olive oils are so bad, a taste panel found them unfit for human consumption, according to a new report from the UC Davis Olive Center.
May. 14, 2012
A new report on the huge potential to sell more olive oil to China also comes with a warning - opportunists there are already cashing in by selling adulterated oil.
Feb. 14, 2012
Details of an alleged international olive oil adulteration scam were released today by Spanish police.