Jan. 17, 2013
In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.
Aug. 21, 2012
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.
Dec. 28, 2011
During the current financial crisis, demand for first quality standardized olive oil has declined in Greece. The explanation relies in the cuts to wages and the limitation of household resources in general.
Oct. 5, 2011
The inquiry started last November after analyses of 24 batches of cheap olive oil on sale in Jaén and Córdoba found the contents of some were inferior to that shown on the label.
Sep. 17, 2011
A new decree states that the place of origin must be written in legible characters and in the same field of vision as the category of oil.
Aug. 14, 2011
Industry groups said María Jesús Montero's comments had created confusion and demonstrated a failure to take seriously the possibility olive oil fraud was the culprit behind a highly-publicized investigation.
Aug. 6, 2011
Food marketers are on notice as Europe gears up to ban thousands of claims on labels but the antioxidant effects of polyphenols in olive oil was among the few approved.