In two studies, UC Davis researchers analyzed a total of 186 extra virgin olive oil samples against standards established by the International Olive Council (IOC), as well as methods used in Germany and Australia.
The brands that failed to meet the extra virgin olive oil standards, according to this study:
– Bertolli – Carapeli – Colavita – Star – Pompeian
Eat Grown Local also reports:
-Filippo Berio -Mazzola – Mezzetta -Newman’s Own – Safeway -Whole Foods
The REAL deal:
-California Olive Ranch -Cobram Estate -Lucini –Kirkland Organi
-Lucero (Ascolano) -McEvoy Ranch Organic