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Dec. 3, 2015

Police Uncover 7,000-Ton Olive Oil Fraud in Italy

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

Assitol President, Calling Adulteration in Italy 'Residual,' Suggests Review of Taste Tests

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

Eight Accused in €3M Sale of 'Italian' Olive Oil from Unknown Sources

Following the case of untraceable oil seized in Tuscany, another scandal arising from the scarcity of Italian olive oil was uncovered this week.

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.

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.

Feb. 10, 2012

Nineteen Arrested Over Alleged Olive Oil Fraud

Spanish police this week arrested 19 people allegedly linked to a complex network engaged in multi-million euro olive oil fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

Jan. 8, 2012

Unaprol President Urges Europe to Lower Alkyl Ester Limits

Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.

Dec. 30, 2011

More Claims of 'Made in Italy' Labeling Lies

China is scrutinizing olive oil arriving from Italy while Spain raises fears of wider market manipulation in the wake of new claims of fraud involving Italian olive oil.

Dec. 17, 2011

Two Plead Guilty in Olive Oil Fraud Scheme, Sentenced to Two Years in Jail

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.

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