Jul. 7, 2020
The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.
May. 28, 2020
Olive oil came out tops in every country for being perceived as a healthy oil in packaged foods.
May. 27, 2020
The North American Olive Oil Association seeks to establish an olive oil standard of identity, which the association said will help prevent fraud and increase consumer confidence in olive oil.
Mar. 19, 2020
Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.
Mar. 3, 2020
A new law would protect Italian agriculture by letting prosecutors pursue frauds anywhere in the supply chain.
Feb. 26, 2020
Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.
Oct. 10, 2018
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.
Sep. 20, 2016
The Italian Antitrust Authority has cleared Colavita Spa of an earlier charge of unfair business practices following a May 2015 report by the consumer magazine Il Test Salvagente.
Jul. 26, 2016
A U.S. District Judge granted class certification to those who bought any brand Filippo Berio olive oil with the exception of their organic olive oil, between May 2010 and June 2015.
Jun. 23, 2016
The Italian Antitrust Authority imposed fines on the global discount supermarket chain Lidl and the world's largest olive oil producer for mislabeling olive oil.
May. 18, 2016
The plaintiff stated that she understood the term “Imported from Italy” on the Filippo Berio olive oil label to mean the oil was made from olives "grown, crushed, bottled, and shipped from Italy."
Apr. 16, 2016
The Senate’s EU Policies Committee voted to implement a law that provides for the controversial elimination of the 18-month shelf-life on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.
Mar. 25, 2016
At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.