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  1. #1
    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Olive oil fraud

    Yesterday, I picked up a liter of Mastro 100% pure cold pressed.
    $4.97. I hope it's what the label says it is.
    Full article here
    http://www.canada.com/life/Extra+vir...297/story.html

    {
    Last July, Eddie Zilli, president of Santa Maria Foods of Toronto,
    which markets Mastro olive oil and other products, was convicted of
    three offences under the Food and Drugs Act.

    The judge ordered Zilli to pay a total fine of $150,000 and ordered
    47,400 litres of seized oil to be disposed of.

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that Zilli
    unlawfully imported oil labeled as extra-virgin olive oil that was, in
    fact, blended oil containing approximately 50 per cent sunflower oil.
    The offences occurred between January and April 2006.
    }

  2. #2
    Hench Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On 2/3/2013 9:17 AM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    > Yesterday, I picked up a liter of Mastro 100% pure cold pressed.
    > $4.97. I hope it's what the label says it is.
    > Full article here
    > http://www.canada.com/life/Extra+vir...297/story.html
    >
    > {
    > Last July, Eddie Zilli, president of Santa Maria Foods of Toronto,
    > which markets Mastro olive oil and other products, was convicted of
    > three offences under the Food and Drugs Act.
    >
    > The judge ordered Zilli to pay a total fine of $150,000 and ordered
    > 47,400 litres of seized oil to be disposed of.
    >
    > The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that Zilli
    > unlawfully imported oil labeled as extra-virgin olive oil that was, in
    > fact, blended oil containing approximately 50 per cent sunflower oil.
    > The offences occurred between January and April 2006.
    > }
    >


    damn it. I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    tha past few months.


    Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    heat is getting applied...

  3. #3
    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On Feb 3, 11:37*am, Hench <ido...@know.ca> wrote:
    > On 2/3/2013 9:17 AM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
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    >
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    > > Yesterday, I picked up a liter of Mastro 100% pure cold pressed.
    > > $4.97. *I hope it's what the label says it is.
    > > Full article here
    > >http://www.canada.com/life/Extra+vir...297/story.html

    >
    > > {
    > > Last July, Eddie Zilli, president of Santa Maria Foods of Toronto,
    > > which markets Mastro olive oil and other products, was convicted of
    > > three offences under the Food and Drugs Act.

    >
    > > The judge ordered Zilli to pay a total fine of $150,000 and ordered
    > > 47,400 litres of seized oil to be disposed of.

    >
    > > The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that Zilli
    > > unlawfully imported oil labeled as extra-virgin olive oil that was, in
    > > fact, blended oil containing approximately 50 per cent sunflower oil.
    > > The offences occurred between January and April 2006.
    > > }

    >
    > damn it. * *I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    > tha past few months.
    >
    > Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    > heat is getting applied...


    Mastro has been convicted in the past. I just hope they learned from
    their waywardness and now sell what they advertise.

  4. #4
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 11:37:57 -0500, Hench <[email protected]> wrote:



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    >damn it. I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    >tha past few months.
    >
    >
    >Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    >heat is getting applied...


    Do yo cook often with no heat?

  5. #5
    Hench Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On 2/3/2013 12:04 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 11:37:57 -0500, Hench <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >> damn it. I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    >> tha past few months.
    >>
    >>
    >> Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    >> heat is getting applied...

    >
    > Do yo cook often with no heat?
    >


    what I was implying was I rarely use the Mastro oil for things like
    salad dressings or as a flavouring ingredient on cold foods etc...

  6. #6
    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On Feb 3, 12:04*pm, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 11:37:57 -0500, Hench <ido...@know.ca> wrote:
    >
    > >damn it. * *I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    > >tha past few months.

    >
    > >Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    > >heat is getting applied...

    >
    > Do yo cook often with no heat?


    Once in a while I used to make a week's worth of Chicken Paprikash.
    One chick breast for each day. By the end of the week, the last piece
    to be warmed up, it was past well done. Also, ceviche comes to mind.

  7. #7
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    > Mastro has been convicted in the past. I just hope they learned from
    > their waywardness and now sell what they advertise.


    More likely they'll change their name and
    go back to business as usual. Olive oil
    is among the most commonly adulterated
    foods, mostly because it's hard to detect.
    I haven't bought foreign olive oil in ages.
    I assume all imported olive oils are
    adulterated. That might not be true, but
    you won't go too far wrong with that
    assumption.

  8. #8
    bigwheel Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud


    A Moose in Love;1810316 Wrote:
    > Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    > heat is getting applied...[/i]
    Do yo cook often with no
    > heat?[/i][/color] Once in a while I used to make a week's worth of
    > Chicken Paprikash. One chick breast for each day. By the end of the
    > week, the last piece to be warmed up, it was past well done. Also,
    > ceviche comes to mind.[/color]

    We use the Kroger brand light olive oil for pan frying. Does good up to
    and including..chicken fried steak..chicken..okry..tates etc. Also got
    some XXX virgin cold pressed first squeezing for more glamorous
    occasions. Heating up the good stuff is not a good plan. It will make
    your whole crib smell like a burnt olive. Also remember..the only oil
    Eyetalians get is what the Greek's refuse to eat. Use Greek when you
    want the best. Now it was a Greek fella who splained this so he might be
    prejudiced. I dont think he was fibbing.




    --
    bigwheel

  9. #9
    Dhu on Gate Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:51:43 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > A Moose in Love wrote:
    >>
    >> Mastro has been convicted in the past. I just hope they learned from
    >> their waywardness and now sell what they advertise.

    >
    > More likely they'll change their name and go back to business as usual.
    > Olive oil is among the most commonly adulterated foods, mostly because
    > it's hard to detect. I haven't bought foreign olive oil in ages.


    "Foreign olive oil"??? I know the climate is changing but I didn't know
    we're growing olives here in outter Canuklestan.

    Dhu

    > I assume all imported olive oils are adulterated. That might not be
    > true, but you won't go too far wrong with that assumption.






    --
    Ne obliviscaris, vix ea nostra voco.

  10. #10
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > More likely they'll change their name and
    > go back to business as usual. Olive oil
    > is among the most commonly adulterated
    > foods, mostly because it's hard to detect.


    I read somewhere that the exam of the polyphenlos is a very good way to
    detect fake EVO oil, but it is not cheap

    > I haven't bought foreign olive oil in ages.
    > I assume all imported olive oils are
    > adulterated. That might not be true, but
    > you won't go too far wrong with that
    > assumption.


    Probably
    --
    "Un pasto senza vino e' come un giorno senza sole"
    Anthelme Brillat Savarin



  11. #11
    =?UTF-8?B?Q29uc9CvY29ucw==?= Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On 2/3/2013 6:17 AM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    > Yesterday, I picked up a liter of Mastro 100% pure cold pressed.
    > $4.97. I hope it's what the label says it is.
    > Full article here
    > http://www.canada.com/life/Extra+vir...297/story.html
    >
    > {
    > Last July, Eddie Zilli, president of Santa Maria Foods of Toronto,
    > which markets Mastro olive oil and other products, was convicted of
    > three offences under the Food and Drugs Act.
    >
    > The judge ordered Zilli to pay a total fine of $150,000 and ordered
    > 47,400 litres of seized oil to be disposed of.
    >
    > The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that Zilli
    > unlawfully imported oil labeled as extra-virgin olive oil that was, in
    > fact, blended oil containing approximately 50 per cent sunflower oil.
    > The offences occurred between January and April 2006.
    > }
    >





    You keep ****ing around with Olive Oyl, Popeye will kick your ass from
    here to Halifax.





    Karen


  12. #12
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Olive oil fraud

    On Sunday, February 3, 2013 10:37:57 AM UTC-6, Hench wrote:
    > On 2/3/2013 9:17 AM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    > > Yesterday, I picked up a liter of Mastro 100% pure cold pressed.

    >
    > > $4.97. I hope it's what the label says it is.

    >
    > > Full article here

    >
    > > http://www.canada.com/life/Extra+vir...297/story.html

    >
    > >

    >
    > > {

    >
    > > Last July, Eddie Zilli, president of Santa Maria Foods of Toronto,

    >
    > > which markets Mastro olive oil and other products, was convicted of

    >
    > > three offences under the Food and Drugs Act.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > The judge ordered Zilli to pay a total fine of $150,000 and ordered

    >
    > > 47,400 litres of seized oil to be disposed of.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported that Zilli

    >
    > > unlawfully imported oil labeled as extra-virgin olive oil that was, in

    >
    > > fact, blended oil containing approximately 50 per cent sunflower oil.

    >
    > > The offences occurred between January and April 2006.

    >
    > > }

    >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    > damn it. I've been buying that brand because it's been cheaper for
    >
    > tha past few months.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Cooking with it still has been fine as I rarely use olive oil unless
    >
    > heat is getting applied...


    The good news is that sunflower oil in Europe is nearly all of the high oleic variety, so health-wise, while you may have been missing the benefits ofthe polyphenols, at least the fats were fine. It's a shame to throw away all of that totally healthful blended oil. They should instead donate it to food pantries.

    --Bryan

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