That olive oil in the supermarket could well be fake

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This is quite a nasty example of food fraud which we can thank organised crime for.

I used to buy Tesco extra virgin olive oil in the dark glass bottles. The other day, I went to buy some more and saw that it was now packaged in plastic bottles which are a big no-no. I looked at the selection of oils and then got the Tesco organic virgin olive oil in a glass bottle, at quite the premium price. Tried it a couple of times, but it really didn't taste very good, so having watched these videos, I wonder if it's fake. It's currently sitting in limbo in my cupboard. I wonder if I should run my car with it instead. Just joking, but you get the point.

This first video has links to various helpful resources in the description below it.

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This second video explains how to spot 8 signs of fake olive oil. It's best to watch the top video first since it explains how the labels can be completely fake, along with other things.

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In short, I now no longer trust any olive oil sold in the supermarkets (major ones at that) to be the real thing. See what you think after watching these videos.
 

Tiffany

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Awww...this will be interesting. Funny, my daughter and I where just talking about olive oil today. The olive oil we've been buying does come in a dark glass bottle, but keeps going up in price; Lucini Italia Organic Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Thanks for the tag and I'll watch them tomorrow.:)

Shame on these companies for their fake olive oil!
 
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