Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
China (Mainland)
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Olive oil
Date
01/05/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Food safety regulation
Description
Reported a new case of fraudulent labelling concerning olive oil.
Notes
A new fraud case concerning olive oil has been reported from China. According to media sources, a provincial food safety office uncovered a fraud scheme in which cooking oil companies misled consumers by deliberately overstating the percentage of olive oil contained in bottled oil blends. In general, olive oil is valued by consumers for its health properties and fetches significant price premiums over other edible oils. China’s imports of olive oil have risen constantly in recent years.