olive oil fraud

Dec. 1, 2022

Researchers Use AI to Identify EVOO Provenance

The researchers said they could correctly identify locally-produced Taggiasca Ligure olive oils 100 percent of the time.

Nov. 28, 2022

Low Availability and Rising Prices Spark Concerns of Olive Oil Fraud in Morocco

Already-high olive oil prices could rise a further 25 percent, which would put the product out of reach of many of the country’s consumers.

May. 9, 2022

Italian Police Seize €170,000 of Mislabeled Olive Oil

Italian authorities said they prevented 2.3 million liters of virgin and refined olive oils labeled as extra virgin from entering the market.

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Nov. 10, 2021

Using Isotopic Footprints to Authenticate Olive Oil, Combat Fraud

In Umbria, researchers and farmers are identifying the isotopic profiles of local extra virgin olive oils to verify authentic products and add value.

Oct. 21, 2021

Italian Trade Group Backs Pan-European Traceability Rules

In wake of the new legislation passed in Spain, the Italian producer association said it is time for all European countries to adopt the same practices.

Sep. 16, 2021

Brexit Leads to Sharp Decline in UK Imports of Italian Foods

Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.

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Jun. 5, 2020

Cooperation in Fight Against Food Fraud Grows Among EU Countries

Olive oil tops the list for joint activities against counterfeit, adulteration and misleading labels.

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.

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Nov. 27, 2017

Seven Held in Greece for Alleged Olive Oil Fraud

The suspects used a dye to alter the color of the sunflower oil to appear like olive oil.

Jul. 31, 2017

Europol Warns Fake Products on the Rise Across EU

Europol has warned producers and consumers of the continuing misuse and counterfeiting of geographical indication food products in Europe.

Jul. 11, 2017

China Arrests Five for Forging Expiration Dates on Olive Oil

Chinese authorities have arrested five suspects following an investigation into an alleged plot to sell olive oil with fraudulent expiration date labels.

Jul. 10, 2017

Australian Company Develops Invisible Technology to Combat Food Fraud

As major markets like China increase their demand for imported luxury foods such as olive oil, an Australian company, YPB Group, has developed an invisible tracking technology they believe will become an industry standard.

Jun. 29, 2017

Taiwan Study Adds Little to Differentiation Measures, IOC Says

As Taiwan's FDA targets esters in their efforts to aid in differentiation, the International Olive Council said a recent study contributes little to the cause.

Jun. 13, 2017

Nuclear Technology Powers Portable Weapons to Fight Food Fraud

Hand-held devices have shown potential as fast and effective weapons in the battle to wipe out food fraud.

May. 9, 2017

$250M of Fake, Substandard Foods Seized in Global Operation

In Denmark, the operation focused samples of olive oils sold in supermarkets to check their compliance with labeling regulations. Results showed that many of the 'virgin olive oils' tested were blends or lampante oil.

Apr. 20, 2017

Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.

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