olive oil fraud

Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

Researchers Propose New Tool Against Fraud

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

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.