Sep. 16, 2021
Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.
Aug. 9, 2021
Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers were able to identify the individual compounds in olive oil samples and determine their provenance.
Apr. 1, 2021
A scientific review identified the most prevalent types of olive oil fraud and proposed countermeasures including more cooperation among regulatory bodies.
Mar. 9, 2021
The analysis tools will impact the way blends are made, olive oil quality is assessed and shelf-life is evaluated, according to researchers.
Feb. 6, 2021
A YouTube video advertisement features a Beverly Hills doctor making questionable claims to sell his Moroccan olive oil for nearly $200 per liter.
Jun. 22, 2020
A majority of products sold as avocado oil in the U.S. is mislabeled or adulterated with cheaper oils, researchers at the University of California Davis found.
Jan. 14, 2020
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
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.
May. 21, 2019
The criminal organization responsible for the olive oil fraudsters pocketed nearly $9 million annually from their illicit activity.
Apr. 1, 2019
Threats to the olive oil sector are changing as white collar crimes become more prevalent, officials said.
Mar. 11, 2019
Genomics and metabolomics are at the core of a research study to authenticate and trace Portuguese extra virgin olive oils.
Feb. 4, 2019
The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.
Jun. 13, 2017
Hand-held devices have shown potential as fast and effective weapons in the battle to wipe out food fraud.
May. 9, 2017
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.
Mar. 22, 2017
New rules on food safety and inspection have been adopted by the European Parliament to tackle fraudulent practices in the food industry.
Feb. 23, 2017
Spain received an international judicial cooperation request from Italy after the country conducted several investigations which confirmed the falsification of oil products from Andalusia.