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Olive Oil Tops European List Of Products “Most At Risk Of Food Fraud”

We knew food fraud was a problem from reports issued in this country, with olive oil high on the list of products being deliberately mislabeled or adulterated with bogus ingredients. Now comes word that Europe has its own food fraud problem. … Continue reading

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Checking If Your Olive Oil is “Extra Virgin” (1 Tip: Don’t Use the Fridge Test)

The trade in fake olive oil, by some estimates, is as profitable as the cocaine trade. I heard that watching the Dr. Oz Show. The popular TV personality recently examined food fraud, in the process shining a welcome spotlight on … Continue reading

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Reported Cases of Food Fraud Up 60%, w/ Olive Oil Still High On the List

The food-fraud detectives have dug up more evidence of a growing number of foods that contain bogus ingredients or are deliberately mislabeled, particularly olive oil, milk, saffron, honey, coffee and chili powder. Moreover, some mislabeled seafood could poison you. The … Continue reading

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How Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Differ From Other Types of Olive Oil?

What exactly is extra virgin olive oil? Good question, given how olive oil fraud seems rampant.  A recent study, for instance, noted olive oil is among the top food items on your supermarket shelf likely to be bogus, because it … Continue reading

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Olive Oil, Milk, Honey Among Top Items Involved in Food Fraud – Researchers

Sobering research just out: Olive oil is among the top food items on your supermarket shelf that’s likely to be bogus. Also joining that list: milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice. That’s according to research published in … Continue reading

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Extra Virginity’s Mueller Talks Olive Oil w/ Comfort Food; Plus, an Oil “Mafia”?

Tom Mueller is an aficionado of fine extra virgin olive oil as well as a hard-hitting investigative journalist. His new book, Extra Virginity (W.W. Norton & Co., 2012), details the fraud that’s causing turmoil in the olive oil business. The … Continue reading

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Extra Virginity’s Tom Mueller on Buying Olive Oil, What to Look for in an Oil

Journalist Tom Mueller has lobbed a bombshell into the  world of extra virgin olive oil. His new book, Extra Virginity (W.W. Norton & Co., 2012), details the fraud that’s wreaking havoc in the olive oil business. Mueller, whose book was … Continue reading

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Extra Virginity: Writer Tom Mueller’s New Exposé of Olive Oil Fraud

Tom Mueller calls the United States “an oil criminal’s dream.” Mueller, an investigative journalist, is the author of an important new book that digs into the fraud that’s wreaking havoc in the olive oil business – in this case, smelly, … Continue reading

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Most Top European EVOOs Fail “Extra Virgin” Test-Study

A new study offers more evidence that U.S. consumers often pay premium prices for European olive oil labeled as “extra virgin” when, in reality, they’re buying lower quality oil. The U.S.-Australian report suggests “most” top-selling European “extra virgin” oils sold … Continue reading

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Imported “Extra Virgin” Oils Often Not Real EVOO-Study

Important news out today in the olive oil world: A major study finds U.S. consumers often pay premium prices for imported olive oil labeled “extra virgin” when in fact it’s cheaper, lower quality oil. Tests conducted at two respected laboratories … Continue reading

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