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"Fraudulent" olive oil (split from Ontario board)


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"Fraudulent" olive oil (split from Ontario board)

Kagemusha | Oct 9, 2008 07:56 AM

After reading an article in the New Yorker about the shady side of the olive oil trade, I'd say it does matter. Outright fraud issues aside, much of the "bottled in Italy" oil seems to be Turkish and/or Turkish oil possibly cut with nut oils.There's no apparent labeling code regarding origin. I've tried the supermarket cheapies and many have a decidedly funky taste, especially the EVOOs. The Costco oil appears to be the real deal and something of a bargain at about $7/l.

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