Many reasons that your EVOO is not the real deal: Increased demand world-wide, and supply that cannot keep up, and a product that is easy to fake – an attractive setup for fraudsters to jump on the lucrative business of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Olive oil fraud is as old as olive oil itself, and still flying under the radar because government agencies set priorities on what they consider more dangerous food fraud issues. EVOO is very simple to fake, and without laboratory tests, fraudulent oils often remain undetected. Fraudsters are not caught very often, and usually the existing laws do not severely punish such fraud.
More information in our Food Fraud Database.
Posted on 23 December 2020