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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.

May. 30, 2016

Spain's Civil Guard Seizes 120 Tons of Fake Olive Oil

Farmers alerted police that some companies may have been manipulating olive oil with biodiesel, with the intention to distribute it on the market as olive oil.

May. 16, 2016

Italy Strengthens Sanctions for Olive Oil Fraud

The Italian government approved modifications to a draft legislative decree which would have decriminalized penalties for counterfeiting. The new measure provides for new administrative sanctions and introduces a system of traceability.

Apr. 21, 2016

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.

Mar. 30, 2016

Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud

Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.

Mar. 4, 2016

Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil

About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil

Mar. 3, 2016

One Third of Oils Tested in Croatia Falsely Labeled

Six of 20 samples in Croatia did not fulfill the requirements to be labeled extra virgin, according to an investigation by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.

Mar. 2, 2016

Proposal to Go Light on Olive Oil Fraudsters in Italy is Rejected

Agriculture and Justice Committees of the Chamber of Deputies rejected a measure to 'decriminalize' counterfeit olive oil.

Feb. 24, 2016

Fourth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The 4th report on agri-food crimes in Italy, prepared by Eurispes, Coldiretti and the Observatory on Crime in Agriculture was presented at Coldiretti headquarters in Rome.

Feb. 18, 2016

Italian Farmers Propose Anti-Fraud Seal for EVOO

A new anti-fraud “super” label has been launched by the Italian Farmers Confederation to certify the origin of Italian olive oil.

Feb. 4, 2016

More Mislabeled Oil and Dangerous Colored Olives Seized in Italian Raids

Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.

Feb. 1, 2016

Half of 26 Olive Oils Tested 'Defective' in Germany

The German consumer protection organization, Stiftung Warentest, had a panel of expert tasters scrutinize 26 varieties of 'extra virgin' and found half of them wanting.

Jan. 3, 2016

Mafia Control of Olive Oil the Topic of '60 Minutes' Report

Before millions of viewers who had just watched the Denver Broncos defeat the San Diego Chargers in a close late-season football game, '60 Minutes' showed how American olive oil consumers are getting ripped off by the Italian mob.

Jan. 3, 2016

Mueller Connects Unseemly Events in Italian Olive Oil Sector

Investigative author Tom Mueller finds a common thread running through the stories of greed, corruption and crisis in Italian agriculture.

Jan. 1, 2016

'60 Minutes' Looks at Olive Oil Adulteration in Italy

This Sunday, the most successful program in U.S. television history will delve into the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in Italy and mafia involvement in the agricultural sector.

Dec. 17, 2015

Decree to 'Decrimanalize' Counterfeit Olive Oil Leads to Protests in Italy

Italian growers are protesting a measure which they say threatens to undermine the struggle against products masquerading as Italian made.

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