4 defective EVOO brands prompt Portuguese group's call for tighter vigilance

09/9/2013 | Olive Oil Times

A Portuguese consumer group, DECO, says four of 25 extra virgin olive oil brands it evaluated fell short of that designation. One of the brands wasn't an olive oil at all but a mix of vegetable oils, DECO said. "We demand more vigilance on several fronts -- from the mills to the packers, and the super and hypermarkets -- to prevent the olive oil industry as a whole falling under suspicion due to the findings of our tests," DECO said.

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