The Fight Over Olive Oil Quality

Posted by Olivia on Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Fight Over Olive Oil Quality

Any American olive oil consumer who has been paying attention to the news in recent months is probably reeling. The announcement last April that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was adopting standards for olive oil was the first eye-opener. This was the first time many consumers realized that there had been no definition in the U.S. for the term "extra virgin."

Then came the report on supermarket olive oils from The University of California Davis: 69 percent of imported olive oil samples and 10 percent of California olive oil samples labeled as extra virgin failed to meet the International Olive Council (IOC)/USDA sensory standards...  Read more ..........

The Fight Over Olive Oil Quality


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