Daily Archives: June 19, 2014

  • What “Italian” extra virgin olive oil was sold in Germany?

    The supermarket Rewe under investigation. The group would buy huge quantities of oil rancid or obtained from suspicious mixtures connected with the Italian police operations Arbequino and Fuente.

    In a substantial article that does not spare anyone the German magazine Focus online accuses supermarkets Rewe, one of the largest chains in Germany, and an Italian company, guilty of having introduced on the German market rancid olive oil, or mixtures suspect that have nothing to do with the extra virgin olive oil.

    German consumers were convinced that it was true extra virgin Italy (Olivenöl aus Italien) when in fact the oil in the mixture have different backgrounds and there would also be striking oil.

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    The supermarket Rewe under investigation. The group would buy huge quantities of oil rancid or obtained from suspicious mixtures connected with the Italian police operations Arbequino and Fuente. In a substantial article that does not spare anyone the German magazine Focus online... 
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  • Tasmanian Olive Oil producers are eyeing off opportunities in the Chinese export market

    Olive oil producers from Tasmania are looking to share their liquid gold with consumers in China as the boutique ­industry expands.

    Plans are in the pipeline to send Tasmanian olive oil overseas, selling online at the premium end of the market.

    About 22 producers and other industry representatives recently discussed the potential demand for olive oil in China at a workshop hosted by the Tasmanian Olive Council.

    Tony O’Neil, from multi-award winning Cradle Coast Olives near Ulverstone, said groves were reaching full production and new markets were needed to ensure the local market was not oversupplied.

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    Olive oil producers from Tasmania are looking to share their liquid gold with consumers in China as the boutique ­industry expands. Plans are in the pipeline to send Tasmanian olive oil overseas, selling online at the premium end of the market. About 22 producers and other industry... 
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