By Frugal Foodie, MintLife
According to a 2012 Journal of Food Sciences study, olive oil is the food most likely to be faked.
Buyers might not be getting the “extra virgin” promised, picking up an oil that hails from a different region than expected, or getting something that’s made from something other than olives.
Consumers have also reported concerns about expensive coconuts oils (may be adulterated with other oils) and truffle-infused oils (usually chemical flavoring, rather than real truffles.)
Read labels carefully: Experts say it can help to look for details like a recent harvest date and a quality seal (such as a protected designation of origin seal, if it was imported from Europe).