It contained both Canola oil, refined oil and what we call pumace oil. Those who've watched it happen, feeling powerless to so anything about it, remind the Government that's not how it works in the homelands of the exporters. As well, the importers of Carbonell said they contacted the company, which was adamant the oil in question was purely organic with no refined content. He likens it to drugs in sport. Big time.
But the consumer watchdog insists it treat importers the same as locals, and has pledged to pursue the brands named in this report GRAEME SAMUEL: What we'll have to determine is whether under the law as it stands at the present, which is a law that prohibits producers, manufacturers, marketers from engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, whether that law has been breached. It's generally just a lot of refined oil that is actually being sold as extra virgin olive oil and at the lower end of the marketplace we're finding olive oils that aren't olive oil. Which exactly will be the best application? And there's a few stages to be developed on that now. But Australian industry is absolutely determined to always be in front of that game. So they're substituting lower grade stuff to meet the demand.
Pure, extra virgin olive oil is not only a light and delicate addition to many wonderful dishes, it is one of the most health-promoting types of oils available. Enhanced by Excellence Each olive is hand harvested after ensuring they are properly ripened.
The health professionals are clear; if you're going to have oil in your diet you cannot do much better than pure olive oil.
Woolworths has told us it will investigate the claims and says it has strict quality specifications with olive oils that comply with the international guidelines. To consumers What will you do now? To prove the point the Australian Olive Association organised for a NSW Government oils research laboratory to conduct tests on a variety of imported oils with astonishing results.
Pumace oil is the waste product which is solvent extracted from the olives after the oil's been extracted. Frustrated by the lack of stringent guidelines and regulations governing the import ever olive oils into Australia it's pushing for a code of standards and regular surveillance to ensure a level playing field. We have not found one imported olive oil on supermarket shelves yet that meets the standards that we're propose to adopt. Local products pass the test with flying colours and now the Australian industry is calling for tough surveillance, regular testing and formal Australian standards to stamp out as they see as rogue importers. Home to a wide variety of soil types, all of which are rich in calcium and potassium, only the best varieties olive trees thrive here.
Those who've watched it happen, feeling powerless to so anything about it, remind the Government that's not how it works in the homelands of the exporters. Olive oil is a precious product, something people rely on as the healthy fat. The olive oil report gives a thorough view of the industry share together with guidelines, to the grounds of sections. The tests found it is not what it claims to be either; with the can containing a blend of seed oils including canola. As well, the importers of Carbonell said they contacted the company, which was adamant the oil in question was purely organic with no refined content. They are then carefully transported in open boxes to avoid undesirable fermentation.