Fraud exposed: Hazardous chemicals and mislabeling rampant in olive oil industry


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'The many benefits of extra virgin olive oil are well-documented. But there is a dark side to the industry that is overshadowing this oil’s healthy advantages.

Recent investigations by officials and watchdog groups in Europe have uncovered continued deception in the manufacture of olive oil in Italy, from mixing with inferior, unhealthy oils to adding dangerous coloring chemicals. Their findings show these inferior, potentially hazardous oils, are flowing to consumers at an alarming rate.'


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