Qatar's Harrods forced to remove 'fake' olive oil

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Harrods, the London luxury department store owned by Qatar, has been forced to remove a range of Tuscan virgin olive oil after Italian food authorities complained it had actually been bottled in the UK.

Harrods’ branded ‘Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ came under fire from Italian government officials, who travelled to London and lodged an objection with the labelling of the product.

While the bottled oilive oil was made using olives form Tuscan the bottling process was carried out in the UK.

“Labels like that suggest the product’s Tuscanness but it was bottled in the UK, as in fact it said on the label, and this contravenes the product protocol laid down by the European Community,” Stefano Vaccari, the Italian inspector who led the case, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail newspaper.

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