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Amy Ingram

Mislabelled Extra Virign Olive Oil

    A U.S. class action lawsuit against popular brands of olive oil alleges the products are neither "made in Italy" nor "extra virgin" as the labels say. A California federal judge has approved two class actions lawsuits against the makers of Filippo Berio brand olive oil, sold through Safeway, and against the importers of Bertolli and Carapelli olive oils. Why extra virgin olive oil is not so innocent: journalist Tom Mueller on Q The lawsuits allege companies Salov North America Corp., maker of Filippo Berio olive oil, and Deoleo USA, which makes Bertolli and Carapelli, are mislabelling and misleading consumers. All three brands are...

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