Daily Archives: February 26, 2014

  • Olive Oil Importer Can't Escape Mislabeling Claims

    A New York federal judge refused Monday to toss a class action alleging Kangadis Food Inc. misleads customers by advertising adulterated olive oil as “100 percent pure,” ruling that consumers can move forward with their claims because the product contains olive-residue oil that dilutes its purity.

    U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied Kangadis’ motion for summary judgment, finding that the consumers meet the requirements to sue for breach of warranty and violations of consumer protection laws. Read more at Law360

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    A New York federal judge refused Monday to toss a class action alleging Kangadis Food Inc. misleads customers by advertising adulterated olive oil as “100 percent pure,” ruling that consumers can move forward with their claims because the product contains olive-residue oil... 
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  • Slippery path into China's olive oil market

    Storing olive oil in plastic containers could become a thing of the past if the Australian olive oil industry wants to successfully export to China.

    Chinese authorities have a problem with plastics tainting the oil and they’re prepared to destroy consignments or send them back to Australia if tests prove positive.

    Lisa Rowntree, from the Australian Olive Association, admits the food standards are tough.

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  • 5 interesting ways to use olive oil outside the kitchen

    How much do you end up paying for makeup remover? Shaving cream? Hair conditioner? Over time, the cost of these products begin to consistently leave a dent in your wallet. So what if we told you that there is one thing out there that serves all three aforementioned purposes … and more? Meet your new best friend: extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO. EVOO has been mechanically rather than chemically extracted — in other words, it’s a healthy and flavorful option you can feel good about. For between $5 and $15, you can lug home a large, good-quality liter of this baby from your local market and use it to replace a variety of products:

    1. Makeup remover. We swear by this. Although there is this idea that people with oily skin should avoid oil-based products, this is a huge misconception. Excess oil production is due to dry skin — the skin is only trying to compensate for lack of moisture. So put some olive oil on a cotton ball and gently wipe your face. Afterward, wash with a gentle soap or face cleanser, moisturize and voila! No more days of scrubbing that gunk off and chafing your poor skin raw.

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    How much do you end up paying for makeup remover? Shaving cream? Hair conditioner? Over time, the cost of these products begin to consistently leave a dent in your wallet. So what if we told you that there is one thing out there that serves all three aforementioned purposes …... 
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