Segment 7: Tips and Myths--Part 3 (Myth of Fake Olive Oils) (15 minutes)
“Not believing everything you read on the internet” and the myth of the prevalence of “fake” olive oil is discussed as part of the segment.
Q&A: During the Q&A commentary, Joseph R. Profaci dispels the myth that a high percentage of olive oils are “fake.” Olive oil is a highly regulated product around the world, and FDA scientists have concluded that the risk of adulteration in the U.S. is “low.” Asked and answered….how to know what to look and get what you are paying for (spoiler, one recommendation is to learn to taste olive oils).
- Olive oil authenticity. FDA report concluding risk of adulteration of EVOO is “low:”
- “Fake” stories about “fake olive oils.”
- About Olive Oil Quality Seal Certification
- Petition to FDA to establish an olive oil Standard of Identity.