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.
Jun. 5, 2020
Olive oil tops the list for joint activities against counterfeit, adulteration and misleading labels.
Mar. 3, 2020
A new law would protect Italian agriculture by letting prosecutors pursue frauds anywhere in the supply chain.
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.
Jan. 21, 2019
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
Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive 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.
Dec. 13, 2016
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 managed to quantify DNA present in olive oil with the help of breakthrough forensic techniques.