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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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The Magic of Making Olive Oil without Olives

By Susanne Kuehne
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Food forgery cases keep raising great concerns about consumers’ health and safety all over the world. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply in Brazil prohibited sales of nine brands of fake olive oil. A criminal organization sold soybean oil as extra virgin olive oil under fictitious labels. All oils sold under these brands are being pulled from the market and destroyed. Several Brazilian agencies were working together on this case, including the Consumer Protection Police (Decon).

Resource

  1. Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (November 17, 2020) “Proibida a comercialização de nove marcas de azeite de oliva”. Governo do Brasil.

 

Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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No Olive Branch for Olive Oil Fraudsters

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Police in Germany caught 24 suspects who made millions of Euros with fake olive oil, and impounded an impressive 150,000 liters of the fraudulent product. In a factory in Southern Italy, mediocre sunflower and soybean oil was altered with coloring and sold as extra virgin olive oil, mainly in Germany. The facility operated under unhygienic conditions. Watch the police video in the article for an original view of the operations.

Resources

Frankfurter Allgemeine (May 14, 2019). “150000 Liter falsches Olivenoel beschlagnahmt”. Retrieved from https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/150-000-liter-gepantschtes-olivenoel-beschlagnahmt-16187012.html?GEPC=s5