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Oct. 24, 2013

Mouse in Olive Oil Cruet Spurs New Push For Ban

The discovery of a live mouse in an olive oil cruet in a Paris eatery has prompted new calls for the refillable containers to be banned from bar and restaurant tabletops.

Oct. 4, 2013

Scientists Pool Expertise in Fight Against Fake Olive Oils

More than twenty of the world’s experts on olive oil verification met in Madrid to discuss olive oil fraud and possible solutions.

Sep. 3, 2013

Portuguese Consumer Group Seeks Clampdown on Olive Oil Mislabeling

A Portuguese consumer watchdog has called for more vigilance for olive oil fraud, amid claims of widespread mislabeling.

May. 29, 2013

Spain Denies Request for Details of Olive Oil Audits

Spain has objected to a request to release details of its audits of the accuracy of olive oil labels.

May. 16, 2013

Europe to Ban Refillable Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

Olive oil in restaurants and bars in Europe will have to be in properly-labeled, non-reusable containers from next year.

Feb. 19, 2013

Testaccio and Olive Oil Labelling

A look at an ecological dump and what it represents, with a view to understanding the true size of olive oil production in Ancient Rome.

Feb. 11, 2013

E.U. Committee Favors More Olive Oil Controls

New regulations designed to prevent and detect olive oil fraud appear likely to go ahead after votes in Brussels last week.

Feb. 4, 2013

Europe Closer to Banning Refillable Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

Reusable olive oil cruets would effectively be banned in restaurants and cafes across the Europe from next year, under proposed changes.

Jan. 17, 2013

Portugal's Experience Banning Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants

In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.

Jan. 14, 2013

Debate Continues Over Olive Oil Labeling

Debate over what information should appear on olive oil bottles continues as the European Commission drafts new labeling laws.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

Dec. 9, 2012

Spain Gives General Backing to EU Olive Oil Action Plan

World olive oil capital Spain gave broad support for a range of changes that could form part of an EU action plan for the struggling sector.

Nov. 20, 2012

European Producers Group Backs More Testing, Labeling Changes

At a meeting last week of European farmers, there was some support for measures in the proposed European "olive oil action plan."

Oct. 30, 2012

EU Action Plan for Olive Oil Inching Forward

More quality checks and tighter rules on labeling are among measures currently before by EU lawmakers.

Oct. 26, 2012

Spanish Consumer Group Finds Nearly One in Three Olive Oils Mislabeled

A Spanish consumer body says nine out of 34 extra virgin olive oils it tested were really virgin olive oil and one was lampante.

Sep. 13, 2012

Organic Olive Oil, EU Law and Proposition 37

If consumer protection has any meaning at all, California's Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, would seem to be a no-brainer.

Aug. 21, 2012

U.K. Watchdog Okays Unilever's 'Less Saturated Fat than Olive Oil' Claim

Ads claiming Unilever’s Flora Cuisine cooking oil provides “45 percent less saturated fat than olive oil" can stay on TV after the UK advertising watchdog found they are unlikely to mislead viewers.

Feb. 23, 2012

Think Twice About Antioxidant Claims

One of few food label claims to survive a rigorous European review was the antioxidant effect of olive polyphenols, news that saw the olive extract sector surge. But nutrition expert John Finley counsels caution on such claims.