Dec. 3, 2015
The oil was sold on the Italian and international markets, in US and Japan, with the statement '100 percent Italian' on the label for an illicit turnover estimated to be in the "tens of millions of euros," according to the State Forestry Corps.
Nov. 18, 2015
The Italian olive oil sector is living intense days. Widely publicized accusations of fraud by famous brands of olive oil sold in Italian supermarkets revitalized a simmering debate on the guarantees of authenticity due to consumers and the adequate protections deserved by producers. In an interview with Olive Oil Times, the president of Assitol, the Italian
Dec. 8, 2014
Following the case of untraceable oil seized in Tuscany, another scandal arising from the scarcity of Italian olive oil was uncovered this week.
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.
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.
Jan. 8, 2012
Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.
Dec. 17, 2011
Two Andalusian businessmen have been sentenced to two years’ jail for their part in the distribution of fraudulent olive in Spain in 2005 and 2006.