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|In 1995, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
stated that from 73 olive oils tested for purity, only 4%
were pure olive oil -- the remainder were determined to be
blended with other oils. Although the olive oil
association disagrees with the FDA findings, the concern of
impure oils has grown in the last two years and the
government does not have the resources to restrict the
companies that claim to sell pure olive oil. The FDA
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has indicated
that it doesn't like to see people mislead, however, the
resources are not available to present these violations.
|Adulterated brands of extra virgin olive oil
with country of origin
Andy’s Pure Olive Oil (Italy)
Castel Tiziano (Italy)
Petrou Bros. Olive Oil (California)
Ricetta Antica (Italy)
San Paolo (Italy)
Terra Mia (Italy)
Distributors caught selling adulterated olive oil
AMT Fine Foods
Bella International Food Brokers
Cher-Mor Foods International
Deluca Brothers International
Gestion Trorico Inc.
Les Ailments MIA Food Distributing
Mario Sardo Sales, Inc.
Petrou Foods, Inc.
Rubino USA Inc.
Siena Foods Ltd.
I did the fridge test on Wegmans extra virgin olive oil. It has been in the fridge for almost 3 days, and most of it has remained a clear, thin liquid. There are some solid bits floating in the liquid and adhering to the sides of the bottle. So it seems that Wegmans olive oil is perhaps a mixture of olive oil and some other oil.
savithny, 42 year old moderate mom to DS Primo (age 12) and DD Secunda (age 9).
Canola oil IS mostly monounsaturated fat, which will harden in the fridge.
Polyunsaturates, like corn and soybean oil will remain liquid in the fridge.
Monounsaturates, like olive, canola and some nut oils will harden when chilled (this is why natural nut butters don't seperate if you stir them and put them in the fridge).
Saturates, like butter, cocoa butter, palm and coconut oil will be hard at cool room temperature but melt at body temperatures.
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