News — olive oil

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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Myrna Burlock

Update on Xylella fastidiosa bacterium

UPDATEThis week Italian forestry officials began cutting down infected olive trees in the Salento region of Apulia (Puglia). The infection of over 74,000 acres of olive groves in this region of South Italy has been blamed on the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, spread by insects.The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal by the European Commission recommending the cutting down of 11 million olive trees in the region to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.On Monday the first seven trees were chopped down and burned in Oria, near Brindisi, amid protests by opponents who attempted to stop the destruction...

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Myrna Burlock

Myrna Burlock

GOOD NEWS MOMS!

My 11 month old grand daughter will eat anything that is put in front of her, and most of her meals are prepared with, or finished with our Extra Virgin Olive Oils. http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-news/olive-oil-for-baby/45502

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