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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.

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.

Nov. 18, 2011

Extra Virginity

Tom Mueller humanizes the hotbed of olive oil today in a way that is clear, credible and compelling. Extra Virginity, which will be released on December 5th, could well prove to be a tipping point.

May. 30, 2011

Seville Meeting Asks "What Do Consumers Know About Olive Oil?"

Consumers' knowledge about olive oil quality, and controversial new EU rules designed to crack down on deodorized oils are on the agenda of a new annual conference in Seville.

May. 4, 2011

A New Way to Detect Olive Oil Adulteration

Researchers at the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid have patented a new system for testing oil purity and quality which they hope to implement in food testing labs around the world.

Apr. 14, 2011

Olive Council Denounces UC Davis Report's "Undercurrent of Aggression"

The International Olive Council called the report "the same inexplicable criticism" that could cause "irreparable damage to the reputation of olive oil."

Apr. 13, 2011

New World Labs Release Latest Jab at Imported Olive Oils

In a redux of last Summer's slamming of imported olive oils, California and Australian labs have teamed up to offer a critical assessment of the quality of America's top-selling brands.

Mar. 31, 2011

Italian Investigators Uncover "Falsified Foods"

"Because Italian foods are the most prized in the world, it's clear we also have primacy in falsified foods" - Cesare Patrone, head of the Corpo Forestale

Mar. 29, 2011

Details Expected Thursday on Investigations Into Deodorized Olive Oils

The Corpo Forestale will hold a highly anticipated news conference in Rome Thursday about its recent investigations into deodorized olive oils and supply chains.

Mar. 29, 2011

Olive Oil Scandal in Lebanon Leads to Calls for Reform

Despite all the benefits of olive oil, it can stil be risky to eat in Lebanon where recently it was reported that there several olive oil brands contained toxic chemicals