Daily Archives: September 22, 2016

  • Olive oil fraud awareness

    On the streets of Midtown Manhattan, almost everyone we spoke to said they’re actually aware that much of the food they put in their bodies, may not be what it’s advertised to be.

    Registered dietician Lindsay Rosen was pleasantly surprised to hear that so many New Yorkers know about the fraudulent foods that are prevalent worldwide. She recommends that you do your homework, ask questions in your market, and become educated about the food you buy and eat.

    And what are the foods that are most fraudulent? According to a new book on food fraud by Larry Olmsted called “Real Food, Fake Food,” fish, coffee, beef, and olive oil are just some of many foods that are often mislabeled or replaced by a cheaper or completely different substance before being sold or bottled.

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  • India's olive oil imports are expected to rise 20% in 2016-17

    India’s olive oil imports are expected to rise 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes this fiscal on the back of rising demand in metros and tier II cities, a top Indian Olive Association official said.

    The country had imported 11,106 tonnes of olive oils, 65 per cent of which is sourced from Spain, in 2015-16 fiscal.

    “Imports have been encouraging so far and we are hopeful the total imports during the year would rise by 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes,” Indian Olive Association (IOA) President Rajneesh Bhasin told PTI.

    The country has imported 3,062 tonnes of olive oils in the April-June period of the 2016-17 fiscal, which is 19 per cent higher than 2,583 tonnes in the year-ago period, he said, a similar growth is expected in the coming quarters.

    During the last year, Bhasin said that the olive oil imports fell because of high global prices in view of poor crop in Spain, as well as hike in import duty of edible oils and weak Rupee against Euro, he said.

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    India’s olive oil imports are expected to rise 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes this fiscal on the back of rising demand in metros and tier II cities, a top Indian Olive Association official said. The country had imported 11,106 tonnes of olive oils, 65 per cent of which is... 
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