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Jan. 25, 2016

In Italy, Reactions to the '60 Minutes' Report on Olive Oil from Anger to Resolve

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

Mafia Control of Olive Oil the Topic of '60 Minutes' Report

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.

Jan. 3, 2016

Mueller Connects Unseemly Events in Italian Olive Oil Sector

Investigative author Tom Mueller finds a common thread running through the stories of greed, corruption and crisis in Italian agriculture.

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Dec. 3, 2014

3,200 Gallons of Untraceable Olive Oil Confiscated in Tuscany

The Italian State Forestry Corps seized a truck carrying 3,200 gallons of olive oil without a certificate of origin

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.

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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.

May. 8, 2013

Judge Orders Kangadis to Recall or Relabel Capatriti Products

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

Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil

New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.

Oct. 2, 2012

Suspected Fraud Hits Major Israeli Supermarkets

Government officials raided two factories in northern Israel, pressuring Ramy Levi and Home Center to recall thousands of olive oil products allegedly containing lamp oil.

Sep. 18, 2012

New Study Finds Some Foodservice Olive Oil 'Not Fit for Consumption'

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

Adulteration Risk as Olive Oil Gains Ground in China

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

Spanish Police Say Palm, Avocado, Sunflower Was Passed Off as Olive Oil

Details of an alleged international olive oil adulteration scam were released today by Spanish police.

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