Dec. 15, 2021
The California-based company volunteered to remove statements from its website after the North American Olive Oil Association filed a complaint.
Oct. 21, 2021
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
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
A scientific review identified the most prevalent types of olive oil fraud and proposed countermeasures including more cooperation among regulatory bodies.
Jun. 22, 2020
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, 2020
Olive oil tops the list for joint activities against counterfeit, adulteration and misleading labels.
Apr. 12, 2018
Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.
Jul. 20, 2017
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
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.
Mar. 22, 2017
New rules on food safety and inspection have been adopted by the European Parliament to tackle fraudulent practices in the food industry.
Oct. 6, 2014
Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.
Jun. 9, 2014
The company made headlines when the North American Olive Oil Association filed a class action lawsuit claiming “unlawful, misleading and deceptive misbranding.”
Oct. 21, 2013
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
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.