Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

  • Tunisian Olive Oil to Be Labelled From 2016

    Tunisia’s flagship product, olive oil will be officially labelled from 2016, Director at the Technical Centre of Food Industry (CTAA) Narjes El Hammar said on Thursday.

    Speaking at a national seminar on olive oil held in Tunis, she added that the label will allow a better valuation of the olive growing sector and bring greater added value to the Tunisian product.

    It will also provide a comprehensive traceability system so as to impose the application of regulations and strengthen the confidence of olive oil consumers and buyers.

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    Tunisia’s flagship product, olive oil will be officially labelled from 2016, Director at the Technical Centre of Food Industry (CTAA) Narjes El Hammar said on Thursday. Speaking at a national seminar on olive oil held in Tunis, she added that the label will allow a better... 
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  • Olive Oil appear to boost Brain Power when added to Plant-Based Diet

    We know that fish has a well-earned reputation as brain food. But not every stay-sharp ingredient has gills and lives underwater.

    Some land-based sources of healthy fats include olive oil and nuts. Olive oil and nuts appear to boost brainpower when added to a plant-based diet.

    Not surprisingly the Mediterranean diet was seen as a valuable aid. This diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

    In a recent study, people who ate the Mediterranean diet boosted with nuts improved their memory when examined on a test designed to look at recall. The scientists are not certain why this is the case but one of the theories is that it helps with flow of blood to the brain.

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    Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more than a quarter-century (since 1987)! Brian McDonough has been honored as Family Physician of the Year by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, and is a Sir William Osler.

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  • Italian olive oil producers accused of fraud

    Top Italian olive oil producers are under investigation for allegedly passing off lower-quality products as “extra virgin”, raising fresh concerns about allegations of consumer fraud in the industry.

    Turin police are examining whether seven companies – Carapelli, Bertolli, Santa Sabina, Coricelli, Sasso, Primadonna, and Antica Badia – have been selling virgin olive oil as 100% extra virgin.

    According to allegations in Italian press reports, an analysis of samples from all seven brands found that they did not meet EU labelling rules for extra virgin olive oil.

    One of the companies under investigation, Coricelli, said the inquiry was based entirely on taste tests by professional tasters that could not reliably discern whether the oil met industry standards.

    “The protested batch, before being sold on the market, had been carefully analysed either by the company or independently recognised laboratories and all the analysis confirmed compliance to the quality standards,” Coricelli said.

    The company promised to present the prosecutor investigating the case with counter-analysis to confirm that its behaviour was “fair and correct”. The other companies under investigation did not respond to requests for comment.

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