Slippery Business: Olive Oil Fraud

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I just read a great article in the New Yorker magazine that uncovers some of the widespread fraud in the olive oil business in Italy. It was about time people started talking about it in North America. I think it is just the tip of the iceberg but nonetheless it is a good call for consumers to be vigilant when purchasing olive oil. It really is necessary that we demand transparency and quality. It is also time to support farmers directly and make sure they are being paid fairly for their products. Cheap oil, can’t be good oil!Take a look at my olive oil buyers guide to see how you can try to protect yourself from olive oil fraud.

3 thoughts on “Slippery Business: Olive Oil Fraud

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  2. rachel Post author

    Dear Edda,

    Our producer’s name is Francesco Suatoni. There is no expiration date on our oil because we find expiration dates misleading. Instead, we have placed the production date of our oil in a prominent position and we recommend that our olive oil be consumed within 18 months of its production. We only sell fresh oil.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions about our olive oil and I would be pleased to answer.

    Kind regards,


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