Australian Company Fined for Deceptive Olive Oil Labeling

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A product prominently labeled ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ and ’100% Olive Oil’ — but that was 93 percent canola oil — has resulted in two fines totaling AU$20,400 (US $19,850) for misleading claims by MOI International, an Australian subsidiary of Malaysia-based MOI Foods.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Queensland-based MOI International imported the ‘Mediterranean Blend’ oil from Malaysia and sold 3L tins of the oil in 2012 and 2013.
Fine print on the side of the container revealed the oil was 93 per cent canola oil and just seven percent extra virgin olive oil.

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