Olive Oil

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A new study by a Spanish consumer association has reignited the debate over whether olive oil is being wrongfully labeled as “extra virgin.”
According to the latest report by the OCU, many of the top-selling olive oil brands in Spanish supermarkets and superstores are not extra virgin despite what their labels say.
The organization looked at 41 products, testing their flavor as well as other factors, and found that 20 didn’t deserve the label, but instead belonged to the lesser category of virgin.
The olive oil industry has dismissed the results, arguing there were irregularities in the analysis and that their products comply with all regulations that authorize the use of the tag.