Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
Bellucci Premium makes a statement on the importance of proper product labeling, including olive oil bottle labeling, following recent reports of labeling fraud.
According to a September 9th article published by Organic Authority titled “8 Food Frauds: From Horse Meat to Olive Oil,” certain foods are more susceptible to food fraud than others. The addition of alternate ingredients to some foods cuts down the cost of the product. Some of these ingredients are also virtually undetectable to the eye or taste.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, speaks on the importance of proper food labeling and testing. “Unfortunately, in the olive oil industry there have been many cases of fraud; brands will mix olive oil with other oils, such as castor or canola,” she says. “This has led to consumer mistrust. There needs to be higher standards for testing food before they hit the shelves.”
The article shares these foods that are most commonly involved in food fraud:
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.