olive oil fraud

Mar. 3, 2020

Italy Set to Deal Major Blow to 'Agribusiness Pirates'

A new law would protect Italian agriculture by letting prosecutors pursue frauds anywhere in the supply chain.

Feb. 14, 2020

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Jan. 16, 2020

Tunisian Olive Oil Producer Will Use Blockchain Technology to Fight Fraud

Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.

Jan. 15, 2020

New Chemical Approach to Compromised EVOO

UC Davis researchers have developed a more rapid and cost-effective process to determine the reliability of a product bottled with an extra virgin olive oil label.

Jan. 14, 2020

Botanical Council Publishes Overview of Olive Oil Adulteration

The American Botanical Council has released a report detailing the causes of adulteration of olive oil and the issues surrounding olive oil counterfeiting, mislabeling and fraud.

Oct. 7, 2019

Tom Mueller's New Book Delves Into the World of Whistleblowers

As whistleblowers dominate headlines in the United States, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud shines a light on the history of whistleblowing and people who do it.

Jan. 21, 2019

Blockchain Technology Adds Transparency to Spain's Olive Oil Industry

The controversial technology behind cryptocurrencies is at the core of a new project driven by IBM and other players in Spain's olive oil sector to guarantee the traceability of extra virgin olive oils.

Jan. 15, 2019

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.

Jan. 2, 2019

New Device Detects Adulteration Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy

The sensor uses a combination of laser diodes and computer-constructed algorithms to measure light emissions from samples of olive oils to determine whether they are correctly labeled.

Oct. 10, 2018

Labeling Practices Still Not Up to Par in France, Report Finds

The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control's recent report finds that misleading marketing information surrounding the sale of olive oil and related products still requires further regulation.

Aug. 1, 2018

Dcoop, Pompeian Under Fire for Deceptive Labeling

The Spanish cooperative is again in the headlines for its export practices to the United States and its members are becoming wary.

Jun. 5, 2018

Researchers Propose New Tool Against Fraud

A new approach appears sensitive to detection of adulteration with lower grade oils.

Apr. 9, 2018

Olive Oil Products Fraud Uncovered in China

Growing demand has also spurred illegal operations stretching from Beijing to Guangzhou, churning out mislabeled, inferior and counterfeit olive oil.

Feb. 16, 2017

Italy Arrests 33 Accused of Olive Oil Fraud

An Italian operation led to the arrest of 33 believed to be a part of the Piromalli clan, an organization that has allegedly infiltrated the olive oil trade in Italy and exported fake products to the U.S.

Dec. 13, 2016

Australian Supermarket Accused of Using Olive Leaves as Filler in Oregano Products

Several major Australian supermarkets including the popular chain Aldi, have come under fire after it was found that they were padding their oregano products with olive leaves.

Dec. 6, 2016

Scientists Use Forensic Techniques to Gauge Olive Oil Quality, Prevent Fraud

Scientists managed to quantify DNA present in olive oil with the help of breakthrough forensic techniques.

Nov. 22, 2016

Portugal Seizes Adulterated Olive Oil in Raid

Portuguese food standards y agency ASAE seized 6,000 liters of fake olive oil from a company in the town of Penamacor.

Nov. 11, 2016

Researchers Identify New Markers to Detect Fraud in Refined Oils

A team of Italian researchers came upon a marker that could be useful to identify adulteration in refined olive oils.

Sep. 20, 2016

Italian Antitrust Authority Clears Colavita of Wrongdoing

The Italian Antitrust Authority has cleared Colavita Spa of an earlier charge of unfair business practices following a May 2015 report by the consumer magazine Il Test Salvagente.

Aug. 15, 2016

Olive Oil Scammers Busted in Ghana

Four brands were outed by the agency: Kazmor, Pino, Holy Olive Oil and one named, ominously "Quality Olive Oil."

Aug. 11, 2016

Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.

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