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OLIVE OIL

Posted: January 9, 2013 in Food Safety
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I recently read an article about OLIVE OIL that was published by the University of California – Davis.   I find the results of this study very disturbing.  Most disturbing is the fact that the standards are “voluntary” and not regulated. As such, a large portion of the samples tested failed the scientific ISO testing.    Over 1/3 of the oils tested were “adulterated with inexpensive canola oil”.   Really?  When we buy OLIVE OIL we are really getting  OLIVE OIL mixed with canola oil in many cases?    The scientists also classified one sample as “not fit for human consumption”.  Really?  The sample that was sold as OLIVE OIL is really lamp oil?

When are companies going to take responsibility into the products that they place into our food chain?   When is our government going to force accountability?  What is it going to take to for better regulation that protect consumers? Don’t get me wrong – I am not in favor of a large government and bureaucracy, but I am definitely in favor of safety. In particular – safety to someone who thinks they are buying something but really receiving something that is “not fit for human consumption”.

I will review the list from the article before I purchase my next bottle of OLIVE OIL to ensure that I purchase a brand from a company that is responsible and offers a product that is pure – what will you do?

STAY SAFE!     **  Jeff  **   214-215-2434

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