May. 9, 2022
Italian authorities said they prevented 2.3 million liters of virgin and refined olive oils labeled as extra virgin from entering the market.
Nov. 10, 2021
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
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
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.
Feb. 14, 2020
Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.
Jan. 16, 2020
Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.
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.
Jul. 11, 2017
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
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
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
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.